Technical Reports (CIS)

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Technical Report

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Date of this Version

December 1988


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-88-102.


We describe a methodology for the characterization of tactile sensors. We address the questions of verification of manufacturer's claims about the output of a sensor, reliability of the output and robustness of the sensor over time.

In our work with tactile sensors, it has become apparent that there is a need for a rigorous methodology of characterizing sensor quality.

We implement this as a procedure which is specific for the Lord LTS-200 sensor [ref 1] With some modifications, this methodology could be applied to other tactile sensors.



Date Posted: 01 November 2007