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Offline mymoonTopic starter

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Sensor help
« on: August 07, 2014, 07:14:34 AM »
Hi,

I need a sensor on a robotic arm that can detect humans, so that i can stop the arm when it hits a human. Any ideas that i can use? thanks in advance. ;)

Offline bdeuell

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Re: Sensor help
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 08:25:37 AM »
you could turn any metal component into a capacitive sensor that would detect skin contact
torque sensors or current sensors would allow you to limit the force the robot applies and stop if it exceeds a certain value

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Re: Sensor help
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 01:06:03 PM »
I need a sensor on a robotic arm that can detect humans.

Maybe use a long sharp metal pin on the arm. Then use a microphone to listen for screams of pain.
Otherwise it's hard to make sure you've hit a human, and not some other obstacle.

 


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