Robotic Tactile Sensor Identifies Materials Better Than Humans

 USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers have recently designed a robot that has the ability to identify over 100 common materials with the sweep of a finger.  The robot uses a tactile sensor called BioTac that vibrates at different frequencies when moved across each material allowing the robot to identify what it is touching. Much like a human finger, the robot’s finger even has surface fingerprints to enhance its sensitivity.

(Source: University of Southern California)

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