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Robotic Finger Sensor Gives Your Robot Sense of Touch

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So you don’t want your robots crushing objects that they pick up? You are going to need a decent finger sensor for them. The Robotic Finger Sensor uses IR distance sensing and data filtering to detect even the slightest touches:

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IR light from the VCNL4040 distance sensor dramatically scatters when an object like a white coffee cup or human skin comes in contact with the face of the sensor.

The RFS requires 3.3V to work and comes with a 8″ 4-pin JST cable. Its silicon covering give the sensor increased grip. Not too expensive either.

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