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Research Article

A Triboelectric-Based Artificial Whisker for Reactive Obstacle Avoidance and Local Mapping

Figure 1

Structure and working mechanism of a TWS. (a) A mouse in darkness explores the environment with its whiskers. (b) Measuring both the orientations and distances from obstacles. (c) Location of tactile receptors beneath the surface of the skin. (d) The structure and innervation of a rat whisker follicle. (e) Basic structure of the bionic follicle whisker sensor. (f) Frontal view of the working components. (g) Schematic charge distribution as the PTFE pellet moves. (h) Simulation results showing the potential distribution between the PTFE pellet and Cu film.