Robotic Light Scattering Sensor
Exponat IOF 2
A compact scatter sensor, developed at Fraunhofer IOF, has now been combined with a collaborative and interactive robot in order to fully exploit its potential. This system and novel software modules enable the sensor to be automatically traced over complex shaped surfaces with diameters of up to 1 m to map the entire surface e.g. for roughness. On the other hand, the collaborative robot with its integrated protective mechanisms, keeps the safety efforts minimal and would even enable a mobile application of the entire system. The collaborative operation also allows positioning of the sensor at selected sample positions by hand. Thereby the sensors position is tracked and the results are registered in a surface map.