Multidirectional Pneumatic Force Sensor For Grippers
The aim of this paper is to present an original multidirectional pneumatic force sensor based on the pneumatic potentiometer effect. It allows a gripper to maintain an object with the minimum necessary gripping force. The sensor is able to detect the forces due to the carried object (weight, inertia forces) which are directed in any direction in a plane perpendicular to the sensor axis. This detection in a whole plane considerably increases the possibilities of the I.M.F.T. Pneumatic Prehensor.
key wordsForce acceleration pressure sensing systems prehensors grippers robotics
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