Electrical Impedance Tomography for Artificial Sensitive Robotic Skin: A Review

D Silvera-Tawil,, D Rye, Manuchehr Soleimani, M Velonaki

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Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a nondestructive imaging technique used to estimate the internal conductivity distribution of a conductive domain by taking potential measurements only at the domain boundaries. If a thin electrically conductive material that responds to pressure with local changes in conductivity is used as a conductive domain, then EIT can be used to create a large-scale pressure-sensitive artificial skin for robotics applications. This paper presents a review of EIT and its application as a robotics sensitive skin, including EIT excitation and image reconstruction techniques, materials, and skin fabrication techniques. Touch interpretation via EIT-based artificial skins is also reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2001-2016
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


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