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The Evolution of Robotics Force Control

Force sensing and force control are increasingly used in the broad field of robotics, although only a minority of robots today make use of this exciting technology. In this post, I’ll provide an overview of the history of force sensing and force control in robotics. Before diving in, let’s first look at why force sensing is required for some applications.

Nicolas Lauzier
By Nicolas Lauzier
on Feb 19, 2021 9:55 AM. 3 min read time
 
The Evolution of Robotics Force Control

Force sensing and force control are increasingly used in the broad field of robotics, although only a minority of robots...

Nicolas Lauzier
By Nicolas Lauzier
on Feb 19, 2021 9:55 AM
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Centralized vs Decentralized Palletizing: What's the Difference?

You've got a final-stage packing task that you want to automate.

A robot seems like the best option, but you're not sure...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Feb 12, 2021 10:57 AM
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11 Reliable Robotics Forums for Practical Discussions

Which robotics forum is the right one for you?

Although there aren't tons of robotics forums online, there are still quite...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Feb 05, 2021 10:30 AM
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The Clearest Guide to Cobot Safety You'll Read Today

Collaborative robot safety is supposed to be simple… but it can sometimes seem infuriatingly complex. The marketing...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 29, 2021 11:16 AM
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The Top 10 Popular Questions About Robotics on DoF

What robotics questions do people ask most often?

Let's say you've got a question about using your robot. You're not sure...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 22, 2021 12:06 PM
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5 Reasons Cobots Will Never Be Completely Safe

Are collaborative robots inherently safe or not!?

Why you told you need a safety fence for a particular cobot application?

...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 15, 2021 10:37 AM
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DoF: Where Robotics Experts Go When They're Stuck

Where do you go when you need help with your robot?

Unlike in other technical fields, there are surprisingly few places...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Jan 08, 2021 12:20 PM
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The Year with No Handshake

A good, firm handshake with a direct look in the eye: I'm a big fan of that! It's a great way to engage with another person,...

Samuel Bouchard
By Samuel Bouchard
on Jan 04, 2021 10:25 AM
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The True Cost of Robotic Palletizing

How much does it really cost to deploy a palletizing robot?

Is the price tag really the true amount that you'll pay?

Or are...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill
on Nov 13, 2020 10:42 AM
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