NewsPosted by Dr Ian Hocking at 4:25 AM
BBC Online reports on new Japanese research into artificial skin, which can sense pressure and temperature simultaneously. The skin is cheap and should help robotic devices operate more effectively in the real world.
Say the scientists:
"It will be possible in the near future to make an electronic skin that has functions that human skin lacks."
Future artificial skins could incorporate sensors not only for pressure and temperature, but also for light, humidity, strain or sound, they add.
Read the full story.