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  • Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensor Based on Simply-Supported Beam and Optoelectronics

Noh, Yohan, Bimbo, Joao, Sareh, Sina, Wurdemann, Helge, Chathuranga, Damith Suresh, Liu, Hongbin, Housden, James, Althoefer, Kaspar and Rhode, Kawal, 2016, Journal Article, Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensor Based on Simply-Supported Beam and Optoelectronics Sensors, 16 (11). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1424-8220

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This paper presents a multi-axis force/torque sensor based on simply-supported beam and optoelectronic technology. The sensor’s main advantages are: (1) Low power consumption;(2) low-level noise in comparison with conventional methods of force sensing (e.g., using strain gauges); (3) the ability to be embedded into different mechanical structures; (4) miniaturisation; (5) simple manufacture and customisation to fit a wide-range of robot systems; and (6) low-cost fabrication and assembly of sensor structure. For these reasons, the proposed multi-axis force/torque sensor can be used in a wide range of application areas including medical robotics, manufacturing, and areas involving human–robot interaction. This paper shows the application of our concept of a force/torque sensor to flexible continuum manipulators: A cylindrical MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) robot, and includes its design, fabrication, and evaluation tests.

Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/16/11/1936
Subjects: Other > Engineering > H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Other > Engineering > H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics
Other > Engineering > H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics > H671 Robotics
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme; project STIFF-FLOP (Grant No. 287728), and has received funding from the Wellcome Trust IEH Award (Grant No. 102431).
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/s16111936
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2018 15:02
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 14:31
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3223

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