Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Design of Tactile Fixtures for Robotics and Manufacturing

Published

Author(s)

Walter W. Nederbragt, Bahram Ravani

Abstract

This paper presents a theoretical framework for the design of tactile sensing fixtures for robotics and manufacturing. The framework presented uses group theory to analyze the symmetry of contact conditions on a fixture to evaluate a fixture design for referencing the sensor frame with respect to the fixture frame. Mechanical fixtures consisting of planar, spherical, and cylindrical surfaces are studied for their usefulness as part of referencing fixtures. The theory developed is used in guiding the design of a simple yet novel touch sensing fixture for part referencing and calibration in manufacturing and robotics.
Citation
NIST IR

Keywords

design, framework, manufacturing, robotics, tactile sensing fixtures

Citation

Nederbragt, W. and Ravani, B. (1997), Design of Tactile Fixtures for Robotics and Manufacturing, NIST IR, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=822338 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

Issues

If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact reflib@nist.gov.

Created December 31, 1996, Updated October 12, 2021