Monday, August 15, 2005

Japanese Researchers Create Human-like Skin for Robots to Sense Heat

"A flexible, electronic skin could provide robots, car seats and even carpets the ability to sense pressure and heat. Japanese researchers say the new "skin" would not only sense both heat and pressure, but would be flexible, cheap and easy to make."
"Thus, it will be possible in the near future to make an electronic skin that has functions that human skin lacks by integrating various sensors not only for pressure and temperature, but also for light, humidity, strain, or ultrasonic."
Read on at ABC (AU).

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