tactile, haptic feedback, skin, biomimicry, sensors
ACADEMIC RESEARCH
Electric Skin that Rivals the Real Thing
The tactile sensitivity of human skin is hard to re-create, especially over large, flexible surfaces. But two California research groups have made pressure-sensing devices that significantly advance the state of the art.

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ROBOTICS
EXTENDING THE SCOUT ROBOT PLATFORM
The Scout is a capable platform on its own, able to traverse rough terrain and avoid obstacles at high speeds. Even so, ...

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DESIGNING & TESTING ROBOTS: COLONY SCOUT
Between classes, eating, and sometimes sleeping I've been hard at work refining the Colony Scout robot. The core feature...

ROBOTICS
INSIDE THE $400 COLONY SCOUT: ROBOT ON A BUDGET
The Colony Scout is a tough little machine that can cross rough terrain while employing a multitude of sensors, all for ...

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PUTTING THE COLONY SCOUT ROBOT THROUGH ITS PACES
Colony has been around for several years and has made great strides with a few robot upgrades along the way. The team is...

ROBOTICS
QUICK GEAR REDUCTION DESIGN REFERENCE
A properly designed gear train is very important for effective power transmission and efficient usage of your power supp...


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