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Magnetoelastic Force Feedback Sensors For Robots And Machine Tools
Author(s): John M. Vranish; E. E. Mitchell; R. Demoyer
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this paper is to describe the Naval Surface Weapons Center (NSWC) Program for developing high performance, simple, rugged, cost effective magnetoelastic force feedback sensors for robots and machine tools. Recent advances in magnetoelastic materials technologies have paved the way for corresponding improvements in the state-of-the-art in force feedback sensors for robots and machine tools. Also, NSWC has designed magnetic circuits which are easily adapted to force feedback sensors. In this paper, magnetoelastic materials are described along with the properties that make them potentially such outstanding force feedback sensors. Following this, the Naval Surface Weapons Center Program is detailed including advances in materials research, in simple, low cost electronic and magnetic circuits, and designs for force feedback sensor modules. The results are in the public domain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 1983
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0360, Robotics and Industrial Inspection, (23 May 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934109
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Vranish, National Bureau of Standards (United States)
E. E. Mitchell, U.S. Naval Academy (United States)
R. Demoyer, U.S. Naval Academy (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0360:
Robotics and Industrial Inspection
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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