Robotic Arm Innovates Touch Tech [video]

Robotic Arm Innovates Touch Tech [video]

The sensation of feeling in video game controllers has been around since the introduction of the Rumble Pak for Nintendo 64 in 1997. Bundled with Star Fox 64, the Rumble Pak immersed players in the game by vibrating when they were firing a weapon or taking damage....
Flexible Touch Sensor Based on Fluids

Flexible Touch Sensor Based on Fluids

As we’ve written before, adding the sense of touch to prosthetic hands is essential to provide the feedback that the wearer needs to make natural use of the device. Scientists at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have come up with a novel approach for a...
New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

One challenge for artificial limbs — whether they are attached to a robot or to a human as a prosthetic — is to sense pressure. The feedback from your fingertips tells you if you are gripping an object firmly enough. If it starts to slip, you can sense it...