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Flexible 'skin' can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force


October 17, 2017

University of Washington and the University of California, Los Angeles, engineers have developed a flexible sensor "skin" that can be stretched over any part of a robot's body or prosthetic to accurately convey information about shear forces and vibration, which are critical to tasks ranging from cooking an egg to dismantling a bomb. Full Story

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