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Novel 3-D printing method embeds sensing capabilities within robotic actuators

February 28, 2018

Inspired by our bodies' sensory capabilities, Harvard University researchers have developed a platform for creating soft robots with embedded sensors that can sense movement, pressure, touch, and even temperature. Full Story

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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