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New Artificial Skin is as Sensitive as Human Fingertips

New Artificial Skin is as Sensitive as Human Fingertips | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
By using a nano-sized 3D array, scientists have created "smart skin" that accurately mimics the sense of touch. It could eventually be used in robotics, human-computer interfaces, and advanced prosthetic devices.
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Movement Without Muscles Study in Insects Could Inspire Robot and Prosthetic Limb Developments

Movement Without Muscles Study in Insects Could Inspire Robot and Prosthetic Limb Developments | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Neurobiologists from the University of Leicester have shown that insect limbs can move without muscles - a finding that may provide engineers with new ways to improve the control of robotic and prosthetic limbs. Their work helps to explain how insects control their movements using a close interplay of neuronal control and 'clever biomechanical tricks,' says lead researcher Dr Tom Matheson, a Reader in Neurobiology at the University of Leicester."

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