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Robot sensors and transducers

Author: S R Ruocco
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1988.
Series: Open University Press robotics series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examples of such areas include sensing systems to monitor tool condition, force and torque sensing for robot assembly systems, vision-based automatic inspection, and tracking sensor's for robot arc  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S R Ruocco
ISBN: 9789401168700 9401168709
OCLC Number: 851378273
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages).
Contents: 1 Introduction.- 1.1 Historical notes.- 1.2 Definitions of sensor and transducer.- 1.3 Generalities.- I Transducers.- 2 Position transducers.- 2.1 Overview.- 2.2 Potentiometers.- 2.3 Optical encoders.- 2.4 Interfacing of position transducers.- 2.5 Conclusions.- 2.6 Revision questions.- 2.7 Further reading material.- 3 Light transducers.- 3.1 Overview.- 3.2 Photoresistors.- 3.3 Photodiodes and Photocells.- 3.4 Photomultipliers.- 3.5 Optical array transducers.- 3.6 Conclusions.- 3.7 Revision questions.- 3.8 Further reading material.- 4 Force transducers.- 4.1 Overview.- 4.2 Force measurement generalities.- 4.3 Strain gauges.- 4.4 Non-resistive transducers.- 4.5 Load cells.- 4.6 Interfacing of force transducers.- 4.7 Conclusions.- 4.8 Revision questions.- 4.9 Further reading material.- 5 Velocity transducers.- 5.1 Overview.- 5.2 Tachogenerator.- 5.3 Optical incremental encoder systems.- 5.4 Interfacing of velocity transducers.- 5.5 Conclusions.- 5.6 Revision questions.- 5.7 Further reading material.- II Sensors.- 6 Robot Vision Sensors.- 6.1 Overview.- 6.2 Illumination considerations.- 6.3 Vision sensors generalities.- 6.4 2-D sensors.- 6.5 3-D sensors.- 6.6 Interfacing of vision sensors.- 6.7 Conclusions.- 6.8 Revision questions.- 6.9 Further reading material.- 7 Robot Tactile Sensors.- 7.1 Overview.- 7.2 Touch sensing.- 7.3 Tactile sensing.- 7.4 Interfacing of tactile sensors.- 7.5 Conclusions.- 7.6 Revision questions.- 7.7 Further reading material.- III Image Processing.- 8 Image processing.- 8.1 Overview.- 8.2 Convolution and filtering.- 8.3 Image processing.- 8.4 Image analysis.- 8.5 Conclusions.- 8.6 Revision questions.- 8.7 Further reading material.- Solutions to revision questions.- References.
Series Title: Open University Press robotics series.
Responsibility: by S.R. Ruocco.

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