Flexible ‘skin’ can help robots

Flexible ‘skin’ can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171017124350.htm

Engineers have developed a flexible sensor ‘skin’ that can be stretched over any part of a robot’s body or prosthetic to accurately convey information about shear forces and vibration, which are critical to tasks ranging from cooking an egg to dismantling a bomb.

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