Mar 3, 2023

New e-skin could allow robots to sense touch and their surroundings

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, robotics/AI

It’s a revolutionary step forward for soft robotics.

A team of scientists from Edinburgh has engineered smart electronic skin that could pave the way for soft, flexible robotic devices with a sense of touch, according to a press release by the institution published last week.

The technology could aid in breakthroughs in soft robotics introducing a range of applications, such as surgical tools, prosthetics, and devices to explore hazardous environments.

University of Edinburgh.

Researchers say, “their stretchable e-skin gives robots for the first time a level of physical self-awareness similar to that of people and animals.”

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