A survey and experimental evaluation of proximity sensors for space robotics

R. Volpe, R. Ivlev
Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
This paper provides an overview of our selection process for proximity sensors for manipulator collision avoidance. Five categories of sensors have been considered for this use in space operations: intensity of re ection, triangulation, time of ight, capacitive, and inductive. From these categories, the most promising commercial and mature laboratory prototype sensors have been selected and tested. After reviewing the selection process and the experimental results, conclusions are drawn about which sensors are best and why.
doi:10.1109/robot.1994.351037 dblp:conf/icra/VolpeI94 fatcat:nf7zyyi6h5hmreboxmokrfw5am