Oscillating gels may one day grant robots a sense of touch

Researchers at MIT and the University of Pittsburgh have successfully resuscitated non-oscillating Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) gel by exerting a mechanical stimulus: a process akin to the resuscitation of a human heart. By exhibiting a chemical response to a mechanical stimulus (a rare feat for non-living matter), it's claimed the material could lead to the development of artificial skin that would enable robots to feel... Continue Reading Oscillating gels may one day grant robots a sense of touchSection: Research WatchTags: MIT, Robotics, Self-healing, Sensors, University of Pittsburgh Related Articles: 'Super skin' powered by stretchable solar cells Hexagonal plate skin gives robots sense of touch Scientists create artificial skin that stretches like the real thing Artificial pressure-sensitive skin created from nanowires Touch-sensitive artificial skin created using rubber film New plastic bleeds and heals like human skin

Oscillating gels may one day grant robots a sense of touch

Researchers at MIT and the University of Pittsburgh have successfully resuscitated non-oscillating Belousov-Zhabotinsky (BZ) gel by exerting a mechanical stimulus: a process akin to the resuscitation ...

Mon 2 Apr 12 from Gizmag

Oscillating gel acts like artificial skin, giving robots potential ability to 'feel'

Sooner than later, robots may have the ability to "feel." In a paper published online March 26 in Advanced Functional Materials, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the ...

Thu 29 Mar 12 from Phys.org

Video: Oscillating gel acts like artificial skin, giving robots potential ability to 'feel', Fri 30 Mar 12 from Labspaces.net

Oscillating gel acts like artificial skin, giving robots potential ability to 'feel', Thu 29 Mar 12 from e! Science News

Oscillating gel acts like artificial skin, giving robots potential ability to 'feel', Thu 29 Mar 12 from ScienceDaily

Oscillating gel acts like artificial skin, giving robots potential ability to 'feel', Thu 29 Mar 12 from Eurekalert

Novel gel could give robots sensory skin

US researchers are experimenting with synthetic skin for robots which would enable them to sense mechanical stimuli and respond chemically.

Sun 1 Apr 12 from The Engineer

Gel Could Act as Sensory, Artificial Skin

A gel could lead to the development of a wide range of new applications that sense mechanical stimuli and respond chemically? a natural phenomenon few materials have been able to mimic.

Fri 30 Mar 12 from Laboratory Equipment

Oscillating gel acts like artificial skin

Sooner or later, robots may have the ability to "feel." In a recently published paper, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated ...

Fri 30 Mar 12 from R&D Mag

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