Robots working very close to humans are often in the power and force limiting mode. So far the only option to check if the force-limits are complied with is a biofidelic measuring device.
The problem in that respect is, that different devices with different mechanical or electrical parameters may lead to different measuring results. Therefore a testing machine was developed at the IFA (Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance) to investigate which parameters of the measuring device effect the measuring results.
In a parameter study, the effects of the different parameters on the measuring results will be investigated and documented (sensitivity analysis). From the results a further testing protocol will be derived, which can be used to compare different Force-Measurement-Devices.
This COVR Award focuses on the quality of load measuring in Human-Robot-Interaction.