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 Feels sensational, says robot finger

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Date posted: 02/02/2006

A new robotic finger developed by Koh Hosoda and colleagues at Osaka University in Japan can distinguish between different materials, such as paper, cork, vinyl or wood, just by touching their surfaces. It does this using sensors to assess the texture and friction of each material.

The finger has been designed to more closely resemble the structure of a human finger, with strain sensors distributed at different depths throughout its silicone "flesh".

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