Scheduled System Maintenance on December 17th, 2014:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 2:00 and 5:00 PM EST (18:00 - 21:00) UTC. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

Joint torque sensing for the upper-body of the iCub humanoid robot

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

5 Author(s)
Parmiggiani, A. ; Dept. of Robot., Italian Inst. of Technol., Genoa, Italy ; Randazzo, M. ; Natale, L. ; Metta, G.
more authors

This paper describes the design and integration of three joint torque sensors on the arm of the iCub platform , . The objective is to enhance the robot arm with joint torque control capability. This activity is part of a general upgrade of the humanoid robot to provide the its 53 degrees of freedom low-level joint torque control capabilities. In particular, the shoulder joint is challenging because of its complex and compact mechanical structure. We first modeled the behaviour of the sensors with analytical equations and the sensor geometry were subsequently optimized using finite element structural simulations. The sensors were then constructed, and integrated in the arm assembly. Finally we present preliminary experiments to validate the design.

Published in:

Humanoid Robots, 2009. Humanoids 2009. 9th IEEE-RAS International Conference on

Date of Conference:

7-10 Dec. 2009