Thursday, November 21, 2019
Home » Tag Archives: sensor

Tag Archives: sensor

Move Your Muscle and Move Your Robot, Too!

Flex your arm, raise that sword! (Photo credit: Pololu)

Ever wanted to make a robot that could move along with you? A¬†muscle sensor from Advancer Technologies will make the interface easy! The sensor tracks and amplifies the complex electric potential generated by muscle cells. It then converts it into a simple analog signal that can …

Read More »

Robotic Whiskers Generate Tomographic Images

Seals use whiskers to hunt fish in the dark. Similarly, a team of researchers hope their Nitinol whiskers will improve robotic navigation. (Photo credit: Institute of Physics)

A new sensor inspired by mammalian whiskers can generate tomographic images measuring fluid flow. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois’ Advanced Digital Sciences Centre in Singapore were inspired by the way many animals use their whiskers to navigate in the dark. “When …

Read More »

Strain Sensor Could Help Robots Read Facial Expressions

A new facial expression sensor reported in the journal ACS Nano could help robots decipher our feelings. Developed by researchers in Korea, the stretchable, transparent sensor is worn on a person’s face, near the side of the lip. The sensor, which can detect small strains on …

Read More »