Electrical Proximity Sensors

  • H. Clergeot
  • D. Placko
  • J. M. Detriche
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 43)


The subject of this paper is the use of electrical devices for proximity sensing. A general discussion is made about the concept of multisensory “perception” by the robot, and about the interest of proximity sensing for reducing the complexity of this problem. The main characteristics of sensors using the electrical field, the magnetic field, or electromagnetic waves are then discussed, from general physical arguments. Indications are given on actual sensor design and on available devices. An exemple of the characterisation of a multisensory system is given for an eddy current array developped in our laboratory.


Capacitive Sensor Proximity Sensor Seam Tracking Inductive Sensor Multisensory System 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Clergeot
    • 1
  • D. Placko
    • 1
  • J. M. Detriche
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’ElectrotechniqueSIgnaux et Robotique, E.N.SCachanFrance
  2. 2.Unité de Génie Robotique AvancéSaclayFrance

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