Friday, May 13, 2005

Robotic Skin

Vladimir Lumelsky of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is working on a new type of robotic skin covered in thousands of infrared sensors which would sense a robots environment.

If you're interested in robotic skin, you might also want to check out ElekTex which provides 1mm accuracy within a meter square section. It can also measure forces between 0.5psi and 30psi. The fabric is durable, lightweight and thin, which are ideal features for robotic applications. The ElekTex product is available for licensing today.