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April 27, 2016

Sensor tech that gives robots the human sense of touch – CES 2016

NSF-funded small business SynTouch has developed a sensor technology that gives robots the ability to replicate -- and sometimes exceed -- the human sense of touch. Their sensor is modeled after the human fingertip. In addition to research being done to bring the sense of touch to prosthetic hands, SynTouch is working on an NSF-funded project to develop a machine that can measure and quantify the way surfaces feel.

The early-stage technology is funded through NSF's Small Business Innovation Research program and was featured at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show in the Eureka Park™ Marketplace.

Learn more about the NSF SBIR program and SynTouch.

Original air date: April 27, 2016.

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