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Force Sensing Resistor (FSR): a brief overview and the low-cost sensor for active compliance control
Author(s): A. S. Sadun; J. Jalani; J. A. Sukor
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Force Sensing Resistors (FSR) sensors are devices that allow measuring static and dynamic forces applied to a contact surface. Their range of responses is basically depending on the variation of its electric resistance. In general, Flexiforce and Interlink are two common types of FSR sensors that are available, cheap and easily found in the market. Studies have shown that the FSR sensors are usually applied for robotic grippers and for biomechanical fields. This paper provides a brief overview of the application of the FSR sensors. Subsequently, two different set of experiments are carried out to test the effectiveness of the Flexiforce and Interlink sensors. First, the hardness detector system (Case Study A) and second, the force-position control system (Case Study B). The hardware used for the experiment was developed from low-cost materials. The results revealed that both FSR sensors are sufficient and reliable to provide a good sensing modality particularly for measuring force. Apart from the low-cost sensors, essentially, the FSR sensors are very useful devices that able to provide a good active compliance control, particularly for the grasping robotic hand.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10011, First International Workshop on Pattern Recognition, 1001112 (11 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2242950
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A. S. Sadun, Univ. Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (Malaysia)
J. Jalani, Univ. Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (Malaysia)
J. A. Sukor, Univ. Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (Malaysia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10011:
First International Workshop on Pattern Recognition
Xudong Jiang; Guojian Chen; Genci Capi; Chiharu Ishll, Editor(s)

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