New sensors can give robot hands a ‘gentle touch’

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From Robo Daily  by Staff Writers
Cambridge, Mass. (UPI) Apr 18, 2013

Robot hands could gain a gentler touch with inexpensive tactile sensing technology utilizing widely available electronic chips, U.S. researchers say.

Engineers at Harvard University have developed a very inexpensive sensor for robotic hands sensitive enough to turn a brute machine into a dexterous manipulator, the school said in a release Thursday. . . Read Complete Report

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