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BioTac – Biomimetic Tactile Sensor

By Damir Beciri
19 June 2012

biotac-finger-sensorResearchers at the University of South Carolina (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering have designed a robot able to outperform humans in identifying a wide range of natural materials simply by sensing their textures. Named BioTac, the sensing technology could enable robots to ‘feel’ the objects they are interacting with, and it could eventually enable advancements… »


Cypress’s finger hover detection for TrueTouch touchscreens

By Damir Beciri
24 April 2010

cypress-truetouch-hover-detectionCypress Semiconductor Corp. announced support for hover detection for their capacitive touchscreen technology. The new feature, driven by Cypress’s TrueTouch, enables smart touchscreen solutions that anticipate the touch of a finger and enlarge content such as points on a map or the font of tiny website links to make them easier to find and select…. »

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Peratech Limited QTC – new generation of tactile robotic skin?

By Damir Beciri
One Comment7 March 2010

qtc-roboticsAs robotic devices continue to make inroads to our daily life, their ability to understand the presence and interaction with humans and other objects within a space becomes critically important. Peratech Limited, a company devoted to the development of new materials designed for touch technology, has announced that they have been commissioned by the MIT… »