March 1, 2010

QTC Skin Allows Robots to Feel

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Peratech is developing an artificial electronic skin for MIT's Media Lab. "Quantum Tunneling Composite" (QTC) is a low-cost, touch sensitive material that allows robots to know where and how much they have been touched. This is done via sensors on various body parts. This one practically makes its own punchline, considering the recent glut of bots like Roxxxy.

Via Technology Review

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at March 1, 2010 9:10 AM
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