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Submission + - Pressure-sensitive Skin Created From Nanowires (

ElectricSteve writes: Using a process described as “a lint roller in reverse,” engineers from the University of California, Berkeley, have created a pressure-sensitive electronic artificial skin from semiconductor nanowires. This “e-skin,” as it’s called, could one day be used to allow robots to perform tasks that require both grip and a delicate touch, or to provide a sense of touch in patients’ prosthetic limbs.
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Pressure-sensitive Skin Created From Nanowires

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Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.