Yoon Eui-sik, at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), has developed a tactile sensor that would give robots a sense of touch similar to humans.
The sensor is made of a lattice of copper electrodes placed on a film of synthetic rubber that feels like human skin.
The sensor can recognise stimuli from a distance of one millimeter and identify the exact shape of letters when they placed a lettered stamp on it.
The team’s goal is to develop a perfect tactile sensor that can perceive temperature and forces operating horizontally.
Last year Tokyo engineers unveiled a tactile sensor , but it could only recognize stimuli 2 millimeters away from the sensor, and since it was made of plastic lacked the softness of human skin.
Via Digital Chosun.