Thursday, September 23, 2004
Flexible sensors make robot skin
More fun with organic transistors (the same kind of things that are allowing for flexible monitors). This time in the form of a pressure sensitive pad that could be used for such things as feedback in robot skin. Although I'm concerned about the apparent epidemic of people falling out of their hospital beds inclining the researchers of this pressure sensitive film to speculate that it could be used to monitor the vital signs of someone who has fallen onto the floor in a hospital.
Flexible sensors make robot skin TRN 092204