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