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Friday, December 18, 2009

Robot with gentle touch

US company Pressure Profile Systems, PPS, develops tactile pressure sensors which give robots the sensitivity for delicate motions and actions. PPS worked with Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan to embed high performance tactile sensors into the hands of their famous human symbiotic robot, Twendy-One. The robot can pick up a loaf of bread without crushing it, serve toast, and even crack an egg. This dexerity and "gentle touch" can be attributed to the 241 RoboTouch sensors integrated into each of Twendy-One's hands.

The video clip below shows the benefits of RoboTouch technology.

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