slipsensor Slip Sensing Sensor

Heads: Shinichi Hirai
Contact: Damith Suresh Chathuranga

Date: 2005 - 2017

Mailing address:
Dept. Robotics, Ritsumeikan Univ.
Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577, Japan

Supported by:
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No.2324604) 2011 - 2013 (Shinichi Hirai)
Tribology of Soft Tissues

Associated lab/group:
Makikawa Lab.

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Project Description

This project focuses on slip detecting sensors. Using a fabric sensor consisting of conductive yarns and a set of accelerometers embedded in a soft fingertip, we will perform incipient slip detection and texture recognition.
2015/10/2 Damith attended "Three Minute Thesis" Competition Semi-final held at The University of Queensland. (news)
2015/6/25 Dr. Wang was nominated to Finalist for Best Conference Paper Award in RCAR 2015 held at Changsha, China.
2015/6/26 Damith won 3 Minute Thesis Presentation Competition held at Ritsumeikan University by his talk on "Why not let robots feel the softness of a flower petal". He will attend the Asia Level Competition held in end of July.
2015/4/1 Proposal for Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research "Dynamics and Tribology of Soft Tissues in Tactile Perception" was accepted.
2015/4/1 Proposal to Program for Promotion of International Research "Application of Soft Tactile Sensors to Medical Robotics" was accepted. This program will promote collaborative research with King's College, London.
2014/10/1-11/25 Damith stayed King's College London (UK) for collaborative research.
2014/3/10 Presented "Fabric Tactile Sensor" at e-Textile Technical Committee in Textile Machinery Society Japan
2011/4/7 Proposal for Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research "Tribology of Soft Tissues" was accepted.
2011/4/1 Mr. Ho was selected as a Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2) of JSPS.
2010/11/19-12/27 Mr. Ho stayed at Professor Kao's laboratory in State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook for collaborative research.


Name Title Degree
Damith Suresh Chathuranga University of Moratuwa Ph. D in Engineering
Van Anh Ho Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Ph.D
Kouyo Nakagawa Graduated Master of Eng.
Syo Imai Graduated Master of Eng.
Yuusuke Onoda Graduated Master of Eng.
Terada Yuuya Graduated
Kouta Saito Graduated
Naoki Ito Graduated
Kouji Kuwada Graduated


Book Chapters
Oral Presentations


Tactile sensor made of conductive fabric (avi 0.7MB)

Proximity sensor made of conductive fabric (avi 0.5MB)

Slippage detection by fabric sensor (mpg 9.3MB)

Slippage detection via haptic image processing (mov 14.2MB)

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