A Flexible Haptic Test Bed

Conference: ROBOTIK 2012 - 7th German Conference on Robotics
05/21/2012 - 05/22/2012 at Munich, Germany

Proceedings: ROBOTIK 2012

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bartelt, Matthias; Domrös, Frank; Kuhlenkötter, Bernd (TU Dortmund University, Dortmund, Germany)

Haptic perception from the greek haptós (perceptible) or haptikós (suitable for touching) means to tactilely sense objects. This is a major issue during design and quality control of any kind of human machine interfaces. In order to achieve a reliable quality information, haptic tests are performed. Nowadays this is often done by specially trained staff. Although being a well approved and cost-efficient method, this has certain disadvantages, e.g. missing objectivity. To enhance this measuring environment we are using a six-axis articulated joint robot with appropriate measuring equipment building a flexible test bed.