The Flexible 3-Dimensional Load Measurement Sensor Using the Elastic Sphere

  • Noboru Nakayama
  • Jianhui Qiu
  • Tetsuo Kumazawa
  • Kenji Torii
Conference paper

Abstract

A product is manufactured by the robot at a factory. The present robot’s surface (especially robot arm part) is a metal. Therefore, it is dangerous if human contacts a robot. Since it is certain to use a robot for medical treatment or welfare in the near future, a possibility that a work robot and a human will contact becomes high. When a robot and human being will live together in the near future, it is necessary to develop the sensor which carries out flexible modification. Although the 2-dimensional distribution load measuring method using flexible material is proposed, the sensor which can detect load in three dimensions is not developed [1]–[2].

Keywords

Rubber 

References

  1. 1.
    R. Tajima et al., Advanced Robotics, Vol. 16, No. 4, 381–397, 2002.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Jonathan E, et al, J. Micromech. Microeng. Vol. 13, 359–366, 2003.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Noboru Nakayama
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianhui Qiu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tetsuo Kumazawa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kenji Torii
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Akita Prefectoral UniversityYurihonjoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate school of Akita Prefectoral UniversityYurihonjoJapan

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