Force Sensors in Robotic Design

Force Sensors in Robotic Design

Low-Profile, Low-Power, High-Performing Tactile Sensors

Robotic devices are becoming more integrated into medicine, manufacturing, and even our daily lives. In turn, manufacturers face a number of design and functionality demands from the marketplace. 

Thin, flexible tactile force sensors represent tremendous opportunity in providing a sense of touch, or haptic feedback, that is so vital in appropriate handling of objects, whether during delicate surgical procedures or in industrial manufacturing applications where improper handling of components during assembly can be costly.

As robots become increasingly lifelike, tactile sensors also play a role in helping the robot exhibit better balance and a more human-like gait.

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Force Sensors in Robotic Design

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This eBook will examine:

  • The role of tactile force sensors in providing haptic feedback for proper grip in medical and industrial robotic applications
  • How thin, flexible tactile sensors help robots achieve proper balance and a lifelike gait, contributing to the aesthetics and overall functionality of humanoid robots
  • A comparison of tactile force sensing technologies and a discussion of factors design engineers must consider in selecting the right force sensor, such as cost, integration complexity, power requirements, and performance