Robot components and module products

Soft 3-axis tactile sensor "ShokacCube™"

Features

Senses softness

Senses softness

ShokacCube™ is a new tactile sensor that features a “soft” urethane exterior and is capable of 3-dimensional position detection.

The sensor itself is soft

The sensor itself is soft

The sensor itself is capable of flexibly changing shape, and when embedded in soft, fleshy substrates and “pinched or stroked” it enables realization of a natural, soft feel with no unpleasant angular sensation.

Capable of wide-area sensing

Capable of wide-area sensing

The ability of the sensor to change shape in compliance with the shape of the exterior make it hard to form insensitive spots between embedded sensors, enabling the reduction of the number of sensors in each surface of deployment.

Demonstration

Product lineup

Model:CL10SB01
Model:CL10SB01

A compound used in the automotive industry is used for the urethane exterior. Hard feel, 10 mm high Effective in locations requiring a short strike width with a heavy weight such as the soles of the feet.
[ Commercially available ]

Model:CL20IG01
Model:CL20IG01

A compound used as a sealing material is used for the urethane exterior. Waterproof with a slightly hard feel, 20 mm high Effective in locations where moisture is a concern such as the hands or zipper mechanisms.
[ Commercially available ]

Model:CL30YT01
Model:CL30YT01

A compound used in the cosmetics industry is used for the urethane exterior. Material with a soft sensation and pleasant texture that has passed patch testing. 30 mm high. Effective in HMI such as input devices.
[ Commercially available ]

B2S
B2S

Detects 3-D displacement by transfer in accordance with changes in shape of the photo-detectors on the upper surface. Improved durability realized by externalization of the flexible cables on both sides.
[ Commercially available ]

coming soon
CLMINI (Provisional name)

Compact, low cost: Under development