Tactile sensor

  • US 6,443,509 B1
  • Filed: 03/21/2000
  • Issued: 09/03/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/21/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A tactile sensor comprising:

  • a profile member configured to be self supporting and collapsible upon impact comprising;

    a main portion;

    a protrusion having a first end and a second end, said first end in communication with said main portion; and

    an electrically conductive portion at said second end of said protrusion, said electrically conductive portion adapted for electrical contact with an electrically conductive member when said profile member has collapsed.

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