A Pressure Controlled Membrane Mechanism for Optimising Haptic Sensing

George P Jenkinson*, Andrew T Conn, Antonia Tzemanaki

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Active-passive robotic sensors adjust their stiffness ad-hoc as is appropriate for a task. In situations where the sensor is to operate in an unpredictable environment, or where the sensor is required to work with high sensitivity over a large stiffness range, it is beneficial for the sensor to maintain a high level of sensitivity over its entire operational range. This paper presents the theoretical model for a pneumatically controlled haptic sensor which maintains optimal sensitivity over a large range of force input values.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems
Subtitle of host publication21st Annual Conference, TAROS 2020, Nottingham, UK, September 16, 2020, Proceedings
EditorsAbdelkhalick Mohammad, Xin Dong, Matteo Russo
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-63486-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-63485-8
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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