Robots sensory skin

engineering careers  Robots sensory skin

A team from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, led by Xiaodeng Chen, have developed a sensitive skin for robots. The skin is made up of skin-inspired touch sensors which are capable of storing information, meaning it can both remember what it has touched, and store impressions of touch sensations in its brain. Chen believes that they could go further and develop a personalized activation so that the robots could, for example, recognize a handshake from a particular person.