E-Skin Makes Robots More Sensitive
Researchers at Stanford and Berkeley have developed e-skin, a "pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires." They believe that the electronic skin, sensitive enough to feel a butterfly landing on it, can be used on robots who could determine how much pressure should be applied to tasks. It may also serve those with artificial limbs to regain feeling. We believe the first application may bring us closer to the day when robots become literal cuddle buddies with humans.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 16, 2010 9:15 AM