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Towards the Development of Soft Force and Pressure Sensors for Robot Safety Applications

January 21, 2022
Jennifer Case, Nagarajan Rangarajan, Joseph A. Falco, Kenny Kimble
When impacted by collaborative robots, human body parts deform which can cause surface and deep pain. Onset of pain has been determined as an acceptable injury threshold in human-robot impacts and has been related to pressure. Therefore, it is necessary to

Benchmarking Protocols for Evaluating Grasp Strength, Grasp Cycle Time, Finger Strength, and Finger Repeatability of Robot End-effectors

April 1, 2020
Joseph A. Falco, Daniel Hemphill, Kenneth E. Kimble, Elena R. Messina, Adam Norton, Rafael F. Ropelato, Holly A. Yanco
This paper describes a set of metrics and supporting benchmarking protocols for determining the performance characteristics of robot end-effectors. In the short-term, these tools are proving useful as a common ground for assessing and comparing end

Benchmarking Protocols for Evaluating Small Parts Robotic Assembly Systems

April 1, 2020
Kenneth Kimble, Joseph Falco, Elena R. Messina, Karl Van Wyk , Yu Sun, Mizuho Shibata, Wataru Uemura, Yasuyoshi Yokokohji
This paper presents a set of performance metrics, test methods, and associated artifacts to help progress the development and deployment of robotic assembly systems. The designs for three task board artifacts that replicate small part insertions and

Applying Measurement Science to Evaluate Ground, Aerial, and Aquatic Robots

October 12, 2017
Adam S. Jacoff, Rick Candell, Anthony Downs, Hui-Min Huang, Kenneth Kimble, Kamel Saidi, Ann Virts
This paper reports on three measurement science field exercises for evaluating ground, aerial, and aquatic robots. These events, conducted from February to June 2017, were conducted in close co-ordination with the responder community, standards