Tactile Sensor Gives Robots A Sense Of Touch


Photo by SynTouch

Researchers from USC Viterbi School of Engineering started an offshoot company in 2008 called SynTouch.

They are now making a sensor called BioTac that puts feeling into a prosthetic finger.  BioTac is able to identify randomly selected materials with a 95% accuracy rate, which is better than us humans.  This high accuracy rate is due to a “fingerprint” on the outside that helps the sensor identify vibrations from different materials.

The BioTac is also filled withed a conductive liquid that aids in detecting objects.

Click through for a video about BioTac.

Link via (Daily Mail)

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