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Force/Torque Sensors Expand Robotic Capabilities

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NORA BERECZKI, OPTOFORCE

The sense of touch is in high demand during automation, especially in the automotive industry, where tolerances are often very tight. As they work more closely with humans, robots need to sense their surroundings accurately and precisely and accomplish many tasks requiring the dexterity of the human hand. Pin insertion is a standard technique in the automotive industry that demands sensitivity and submillimeter tolerances. Force/torque sensors can feel very small counterforces and make the corresponding course corrections in real time by finding the right orientation. The capability of...Read full article

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