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Toward Robots That Can Sense Texture by Touch

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Science  09 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5779, pp. 1478-1479
DOI: 10.1126/science.1129110

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A compact, high-resolution touch sensor has been developed from a thin film. Incorporation of this sensor into robotic hands may substantially improve their dexterity.