The Bio Inspired Tactile SensorN. Sabri 
 Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
In recent years, studies on robotics have been needed, to utilise the tactile sensors for artificial skin. Researchers have been working on tactile transduction technologies which lead to many sensor prototypes and devices for robotic applications in their effort to solve the tactile sensing problems in robotics and medical industries, but they remain unsatisfactory. This project addresses the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) design and characterisation of a bioinspired tactile sensor, mimicking the type of responses produced by the human’s mechanoreceptors. Responses generated by mechanoreceptors demonstrate the static and dynamic features, therefore strain gauge and polyvinyllidene fluoride (PVDF) were used in the model to replicate the responses respectively. The FEA study was conducted using COMSOL Multiphysics software.