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

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3 Author(s)
Lorenz, W.A. ; Dept. of Mech. Eng., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL, USA ; Peshkin, M.A. ; Colgate, J.E.

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

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Robotics and Automation, 1999. Proceedings. 1999 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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