Engineering

Researchers invent flexible and highly reliable sensor

Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lie in their reliability. Unlike rigid devices, being elastic and pliable makes their performance ...

Robotics

A friction reduction system for deformable robotic fingertips

Researchers at Kanazawa University have recently developed a friction reduction system based on a lubricating effect, which could have interesting soft robotics applications. Their system, presented in a paper published in ...

Engineering

3-D printing hair structures opens up fascinating design space

(Tech Xplore)—Scientific research into stuff—what things are made of, what they could be made of, what everyday applications could expand into groundbreaking applications with everyday materials—is very much alive and ...