Last year, the Robot Studio decided to make a statement in the world of humanoid robotics when they aspired to replicate the form and function of arguably the most precise, versatile, and complex mechanical system to exist: the human forelimb consisting shoulder, arm, and hand. The mechanical structure was constructed to emulate the material properties and geometry of human bones, joints, and connective tissue with unprecedented detail and authenticity.
Faced with a measurement challenge that fell somewhere between exotic and impossible, the Robot Studio reached out to FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. Since FUTEK had reputably pioneered sensor designs for applications ranging from deep sea to outer space, they expected the FUTEK engineering team would bring their own cutting-edge technologies to the table. They did not expect this futuristic sensor they sought would be in stock and ready for shipment: the LSB200 Miniature S-Beam Jr. Load Sensor.