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Monday, September 13, 2010

Artificial "Skin" can sense pressure

In an article posted on techvert.com, Ryan Deal writes: "New artificial 'skin' fashioned out of flexible semiconductor materials can sense touch, making it possible to create robots with a grip delicate enough to hold an egg, yet strong enough to grasp the frying pan, U.S. researchers said on Sunday."

For scientists who have been searching for a way to program robots to adjust the level of pressure they use to handle objects, this could be what they're looking for.

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