Robot touch shield

  • US 6,580,246 B2
  • Filed: 10/13/2001
  • Issued: 06/17/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/13/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A robot touch shield device comprising:

  • a shell supported by at least one shell support member mounted on a base member, and a sensor device for sensing an exterior force applied to the shell, the sensor device having a base sensor portion having a center and a vertical member, the base sensor portion affixed on the base member, the vertical member affixed on the shell, the vertical member positioned over the center of the base sensor portion;

    wherein the exterior force applied to the shell translates the shell relative to the base member, the base sensor portion senses a displacement of the vertical member relative to the center of the base sensor portion and produces an output representing at least one of a direction of the exterior force applied and the degree of the exterior force applied.

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