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Vol. 148, No. 1, January 2013, pp. 28-32

 

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Optical Force Sensor for the DEXMART Hand Twisted String Actuation System
 

1 Gianluca PALLI and 2 Salvatore PIROZZI

1 Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Energia Elettrica e dell’Informazione

Università di Bologna, 40136 Bologna, Italy

2 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione,

Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, 81031 Aversa, Italy

E-mail: gianluca.palli@unibo.it, salvatore.pirozzi@unina2.it

 

Received: 8 November 2012   /Accepted: 24 January 2013   /Published: 31 January 2013

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems

 

Abstract: In this paper, the force sensor developed for the twisted string actuation system of the DEXMART Hand is described. The proposed solution makes use of optoelectronic components for measuring the deformation of the properly designed motor module structure caused by the force applied to the tendon transmission system. The paper reports the working principle, the calibration and the characterization of the sensor in terms of sensitivity, repeatability, full-scale and Signal-to-Noise ratio.

 

Keywords: Force sensor, Optoelectronic sensor, Mechatronic design, Tendon transmission, Robotic hand

 

 

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