CalibROS-FTX: Robot supported calibration of F/T sensors

roScan
February 14, 2019
ROS2AR
February 14, 2019

Making robots interactive requires some form of force sensor, typically based on strain gauges which require each sensor be calibrated (labor-intensive and expensive). In robotic applications, in situ calibration is possible – attaching a known payload, and moving through a series of poses to collect data. Implementing in ROS algorithms for in situ calibration offers the potential to reduce the time and cost of force sensors. This calibration routine, combined with a sensor interface for an innovative European force/torque sensor manufacturer, can increase competitiveness within the robotic force/torque sensor market and strengthen European manufacturing.