First Results of Tilted Capacitive Sensors to Detect Shear Force

Sophon Somlor*, Alexander Schmitz, Richard Sahala Hartanto, Shigeki Sugano

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This paper proposes a new soft capacitive-type 3-axis force sensor. The prototype version which can detect a multi-axis force vector is embedded inside 7mm-thick silicone skin, and provides digital output via an I2C bus. Tilted capacitive force transducers were used to measure the force vector; the transducers faced different directions to differentiate the tangential forces. Preliminary experiments were performed and the concept of the tilted force transducers has been proven to have the capability of differentiating the force vector acting on the sensor surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-106
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors, IEEE IRIS 2015 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 2015 Oct 182015 Oct 20


  • capacitive sensing
  • compliant sensor
  • shear force detection
  • tactile sensing
  • tilted sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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