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Evaluation of Three Sensor Technologies for Use in Soft Robot Fingers (Stefan Schirmeister)

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Evaluation of Three Sensor Technologies for Use in Soft Robot Fingers Stefan Schirmeister, März 2016. Sensing for soft continuum actuators as a necessary technology has emerged recently with the development of so called soft hands, which exploit the high deformability of soft structures and materials. Unfortunately, soft, stretchable sensors capable of withstanding a stretch of 100% are commercially not available. At the same time their tight integration into actuators is required to address the specific challenges of continuously deforming actuators. The thesis evaluates three potential sensor technologies for their suitability in soft hands. The thesis investigates their robustness, ease of use, long term stability and responsiveness with respect to the intended application in soft hands.

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