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SummaryIn order for a robot to hold and recognize objects, it must be able to sense their presence, size, and shape. Transducers are used to convert nonelectrical energy into electrical energy. A transducer, then, can serve as a sensor. Limit switches are designed to be turned on and off by an object contacting a lever or roller that operates the switch. Some low- and medium-technology robots use this type of sensor. Sensors are classified as contact or noncontact. They may also be called internal or external and passive or active. Most robotic sensors are contact or noncontact. A limit switch is a contact sensor. Touch, force, pressure, temperature, and tactile sensors all respond to contact. Pressure changes, temperature changes, and electromagnetic changes can all be sensed by noncontact methods. They usua…
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Mark R. Miller; Rex Miller: Robots and Robotics: Principles, Systems, and Industrial Applications. Summary, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export