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Biosimulant Artifact with Embedded Calcium Alginate Bead Sensor for Robot Impact Safety Testing



Hongliang Shi, Nicholas G. Dagalakis


This paper presents the design of a disposable biosimulant human tissue artifact system for robot safety testing. It is used to show a clear sign of the severe injuries caused in the case of a robot impact with a human. The fabrication method is described including the design and fabrication of the calcium alginate bead and the embedding procedure of the beads into the biosimulant artifact. The artifact system is tested with a Dynamic Impact Testing and Calibration Instrument (DITCI) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The design is useful for the preparation of new robot safety standards.
Proceedings Title
30th ASPE Annual Meeting
Conference Dates
November 1-6, 2015
Conference Location
Austin, TX


Biosimulant Artifact, Embedded Calcium Alginate Bead Sensor, Robot Impact Safety Testing
Created November 6, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017