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Smart force sensors and their applications
Author(s): Guan-chang Jin; Jun Zhang; Nao Keng Bao; Miao Yu
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Paper Abstract

Two kinds ofsmart force sensors for the force distribution measurements are presented in this paper. The force distribution testing technique is widely used in intelligent control of robot and biomechanics. Usually a sensor matrix that includes hundreds to thousands micro sensor elements is adopted and that will provides the precise force distribution information for the different requirements. Two kinds of sensor material the piezoelectric ceramic, PVDF and piezo-resistance sensor conducting rubber are introduced in this paper. The requirements ofthe smart structure and the signal processing technique are discussed. Three smart force sensor systems are developed for the robot and biomechanics applications. Some image processing techniques are developed for the signal analysis and data processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4235, Smart Structures and Devices, (21 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.420868
Show Author Affiliations
Guan-chang Jin, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Jun Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Nao Keng Bao, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Miao Yu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4235:
Smart Structures and Devices
Dinesh K. Sood; Ronald Albert Lawes; Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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