Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensor Based on Simply-Supported Beam and Optoelectronics
AbstractThis 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. View Full-Text
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Noh, Y.; Bimbo, J.; Sareh, S.; Wurdemann, H.; Fraś, J.; Chathuranga, D.S.; Liu, H.; Housden, J.; Althoefer, K.; Rhode, K. Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensor Based on Simply-Supported Beam and Optoelectronics. Sensors 2016, 16, 1936.
Noh Y, Bimbo J, Sareh S, Wurdemann H, Fraś J, Chathuranga DS, Liu H, Housden J, Althoefer K, Rhode K. Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensor Based on Simply-Supported Beam and Optoelectronics. Sensors. 2016; 16(11):1936.Chicago/Turabian Style
Noh, Yohan; Bimbo, Joao; Sareh, Sina; Wurdemann, Helge; Fraś, Jan; Chathuranga, Damith S.; Liu, Hongbin; Housden, James; Althoefer, Kaspar; Rhode, Kawal. 2016. "Multi-Axis Force/Torque Sensor Based on Simply-Supported Beam and Optoelectronics." Sensors 16, no. 11: 1936.
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