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2020-04-07

Effects of multi-point contacts during object contour scanning using a...

aus: Sensors
Vibrissae are an important tactile sense organ of many mammals, in particular rodents like rats and mice. For instance, these animals use them in order to detect different object features, e.g., object-distances and -shapes. In engineering, vibrissae have long been established as a natural paragon for...
Basel: MDPI, 2020-04-07
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2019-09-10

An artificial vibrissa-like sensor for detection of flows

aus: Sensors
In nature, there are several examples of sophisticated sensory systems to sense flows, e.g., the vibrissae of mammals. Seals can detect the flow of their prey, and rats are able to perceive the flow of surrounding air. The vibrissae are arranged around muzzle of an animal. A vibrissa consists of two...
Basel: MDPI, 2019-09-10
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2019-05-13

Active noise control proposal design enhanced because of using sensors/actuators...

Big machines and motors, that under operating work produces high decibels of noise in wide range of work, these values are near 90 dB that is not healthy for humans. Normally, it is used passive mechanisms to attenuate noise such as big headphones. However that solution is not enough when noise has changes...
Les Ulis: EDP Sciences, 2019-05-13
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2019-05-13

Magnetic bearing proposal design for a general unbalanced rotor system...

Rotor systems need bearings in order to keep uniformity of rotational movement transmission. However, bearingsgenerate friction and energy losses due to heating transmisssion through the friction; for this reason, mechanicak bearings are replaced by magnetic bearings owing to avoid energy losing because...
Les Ulis: EDP Sciences, 2019-05-13
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2017-11-08

Investigations on the mechanical relevance of prominent vibrissa features...

The tactile hairs of animals are used as paradigm for artificial tactile sensors. In the case of mystacial vibrissae, the animals can determine the distance to an object, recognize the shape of the object and detect the surface texture of the object. The goal is to design an artificial tactile sensor...