Bhatkar, H., ramakrishnan, D., B, V., and Vijayakumar, N., "Simulating Human Body Touch Automotive Tests Using Industrial Robot & Intelligent Grippers Equipped With Sensors," SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-2823, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-2823.
All Automotive companies conduct various performance and Endurance tests on automotive bodies, doors by using Pneumatic Actuators. These Actuators can only give linear or rotary motion. Therefore these can neither simulate the complex motion of Human arm nor can they simulate the Force and pressure induced by the Human palm or Human back on the body domain parts. Each test need to have different test setup. This paper discusses how a system of industrial Robot coupled with intelligent Gripper with sensors and feedback signal to robot can be used to simulate the effect of Human touch during testing.