Fibre Optic-Based Force Sensor for Bio-Mimetic Robotic Finger

Agidew, Tayachew and Secco, Emanuele Lindo and Maereg, Anudalem and Reid, David and Nagar, Atulya K. (2017) Fibre Optic-Based Force Sensor for Bio-Mimetic Robotic Finger. In: IEEE Sensors 2017, November 2nd, 2017, Glasgow. (Accepted for Publication)

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Abstract

A novel optical-based fingertip force sensor, which is integrated in a bio-mimetic finger for robotic and prosthetic manipulation is presented. This is used to obtain tactile information during grasping and manipulation of objects. Unlike most devices the proposed force sensor is free of any electrical and metal components and as such is immune to electromagnetic fields. The sensor is simple and very compact, has extremely low power consumption and noise levels and requires no additional hardware. It is based on a cantilever design combined with fiber optics and is integrated on the distal phalange of a robotic finger. The unique design of this sensor makes it ideally suited for use in messy or harsh environments that may be prone to electromagnetic fields, granular or liquid intrusion, may include combustible gasses or be subject to radiation

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Emanuele Secco
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 08:50
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 08:50
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2122

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