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A Tactile Sensor With Electrooptical Transduction
Author(s): J. Rebman; K A Morris
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Paper Abstract

The tactile sensor described in this paper employs two stages of transduction in converting impressions on its touch surface into conveniently processed electrical signals. One stage is a pure mechanical deflectometer while the other is an arrangement using electro-optical transducers. This transduction concept contributes to a robust sensor design suitable for operation on the factory floor. Design, performance, and application of the tactile sensing system are described. The application is an operation involving assembly of a thin flexible diaphragm in the lip of a rigid cap.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 1984
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0449, Intelligent Robots: 3rd Intl Conf on Robot Vision and Sensory Controls, (16 February 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939242
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J. Rebman, Lord Corporation (United States)
K A Morris, Lord Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0449:
Intelligent Robots: 3rd Intl Conf on Robot Vision and Sensory Controls
David P. Casasent; Ernest L. Hall, Editor(s)

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