Development of a lightweight force-torque sensor unit for measurement of high loads

A sensor, measuring three directions of applied forces and torques, respectively, is being developed. It employs strain gauges to measure the deformation of a specific steel structure, on which they are bonded. The goal is to achieve a sensor, that is able to measure high loads while being lightweight itself. Its meant to integrate directly into the mechanical structure of a robot to measure the forces and torques, which are applied to the robots extremities.

Six raw signals, delivered by twelve strain gauges, will be processed by a microcontroller to identify the forces and torques. An algorithm for the processing will be developed and implemented on the microcontroller. A key task will be the characterization and calibration of the whole sensor-system by application of real forces.

If applicable, the currently existing steel structure or the alignment of the strain gauges may be optimized.

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zuletzt geändert am 31.03.2023