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E-skin equips robots with sense of touch
D228  Category: Design and Making Things    Status: New
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E-skin is the thin membrane that will go over future robots’ metal hands and give them the ability to sense different pressures when picking up and moving objects. The material could also be used in conjunction with prosthetic limbs in humans. The ability to determine the optimal amount of pressure with which to grasp an object has long been a problem with many robots, which should cease to be a problem with E-skin.


 



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Vote   David Romm   Sep 17 2010


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