'Smart skin' Hope For Touch Sensor

A team from the US and China made an experimental array that can sense pressure in the same range as the human fingertip.

The advance could speed the development of smarter artificial skin capable of "feeling" activity on the surface.

The sensors, which are described in Science magazine, could also help give robots a more adaptive sense of touch. Read more at bbc.co.uk here.

Image by Katie Tegtmeyer, available under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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