Monday, August 15, 2005

Thin skin will help robots 'feel'

Haven't these people seen The Terminator? Thin skin will help robots 'feel' ... quote! ...

Japanese researchers have developed a flexible artificial skin that could give robots a humanlike sense of touch.

The team manufactured a type of "skin" capable of sensing pressure and another capable of sensing temperature.

These are supple enough to wrap around robot fingers and relatively cheap to make, the researchers have claimed.