August 1, 2012 |
Today we have robots that can see, talk and even dance. But can robots feel? Before we get into a deep philosophical discussion, let me explain that I’m talking about a sense of touch. Scientists may have found a way to achieve this.
Made from two layers of tiny hairs sandwiched together, electronic skin can sense pressure, twisting and friction, and is so sensitive it can detect a ladybird crawling across its surface.
This technology could be used to help robots interact with people, or by doctors to monitor heart rate.
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