New sensors for new applications: force sensors for human/robot interaction

William Andrew Lorenz*, Michael A. Peshkin, J. Edward Colgate

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Abstract

Conventional force sensors are overdesigned for use in measuring human force inputs, such as is needed in research and application of human/robot interaction. A new type of force sensor is introduced that is suited to human-robot interaction. This sensor is based on optoelectronic measurements rather than strain gauges. Criteria for material selection and dimensioning are given, and results for linearity, noise, and drift are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2855-2860
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA99 - Detroit, MI, USA
Duration: May 10 1999May 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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