Using materials technology to add a touch interface to devices, U.K. scientists develop an electronic nose sensor able to be tied into clothing or paper.
Researchers in the U.K. say that by combining a nanoneedle with atomic force microscopy, they can now perform a mechanical scan of the thin top layer of our skin to better understand its biomechanics.
Tech from a U.K. company allows electronic currents to be controlled by touch pressure--not merely just on or off, but all the gray areas in between.
Peratech is developing artificial skin for robots at MIT. The robo-hide will be able to detect where a robot has been touched and how hard. So think before slapping.
UC Berkeley engineers have developed a low-power e-skin of touch-sensitive nanowire mesh that may help robots manipulate fragile objects.