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Robots with a sense of touch

Tactile sensors provide robots with the ability to interact with humans and the environment with great accuracy, yet technical challenges remain for electronic-skin systems to reach human-level performance.

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Figure 1: Examples of whole-body control tasks and human–robot interaction.
Figure 2: Four examples of technologies for robotic skin systems.


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Bartolozzi, C., Natale, L., Nori, F. et al. Robots with a sense of touch. Nature Mater 15, 921–925 (2016).

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