Variable Sensitivity Soft Sensors Using Field’s Metal


Capacitor (top) with transition from rigid to compliant state when heated

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K.L. Dorsey, “Reconfigurable Soft Capacitor with Variable Stiffness Ring,” IEEE Robosoft Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 2019. (accepted)

Hyperelastic, Mechanically Isolated Sensors

A hyper-elastic capacitor with liquid metal electrodes and substrate cuts to increase strain isolation



K.L. Dorsey, M. Cao, G.A. Slipher, and N. Lazarus, “Mechanical Isolation and Temperature Compensation in Soft Elastomer Components,” in IEEE J. Sensors, vol. 18, no. 18, pp. 7505-7512, 15 Sept., 2018.

K.L. Dorsey, M. Cao, and N. Lazarus, “Mechanical Isolation Structures for Soft Elastomer Components,” IEEE Sensors Conf., Glasgow, UK, 2017.

Updated 19 Feb 2019