For dexterous grasping and manipulation, tactile sensors recognizing contact object are essential. Electronic skin (E-skin) with tactile sensors plays a role as both receiving information for grasping and protecting robot frame. This paper presents a polymer tactile sensor covering large area to fulfill role of E-skin. The sensor has a thin air gap between polymer layers and it is deformed reacting slip input. When slip is occurred, there is relative displacement between surrounding layer and it incurs change of electrode separation. NBR is used to sensor substrate because of its tough and flexible characteristic. Ultrathin aluminum tape is employed for electrodes. There is a changeability of size of the sensor because of its simple but effective working principle and structure. Slip detecting algorithm doesn’t have a post process such as FFT or DWT, so there isn’t delay for processing time. It realizes real-time slip detection reducing reaction time of robot hand.

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