A5.2 - RoboTouch - An Artificial Skin for Human-Robot Interaction

Markus Fritzsche & Norbert Elkmann
Beside the well-established robot applications in the range of industrial tasks, where the workspaces of humans and robots are strictly separated, new application areas for service and assistance robots are moving more and more into the focus of interest. Within these applications the robots are no longer banned behind strong steel fences but share a common workspace with the human being. The main advantage of such systems is to combine the flexibility and intelligence of...