Smart Suit Gives Haptic Feedback

Smart Suit Gives Haptic Feedback

We’ve covered all sorts of exoskeletons that augment or restore a body’s ability to move, but what if you had a suit that could simulate touch? Haptic feedback gives the sensation of something touching you, or of you touching an object. What if you could...
Electronic Skin Glows Under Pressure

Electronic Skin Glows Under Pressure

Scientists have created electronic robot skins that can detect a puff of air. But whack that same robot with a 2-by-4 and the skin reacts the same as if it were a gentle breeze. That’s a problem because robots or prostheses wearers need to know when a touch is...