Sensorial Robot

The human-robot comparison comes closer with the development of senses

Implications - Currently, robots can appear, speak, and maybe even emote like human beings, bringing us closer to the imagined future than ever. The next step in this progress enables more sensory capabilities, such as touch. The more human robots can appear, the more openly they will be embraced by the mainstream consumer, ushering in a new industry in itself.
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This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 1,723 Total Clicks Feb 16 - Feb 17
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Roving Body Robots - Stanford and MIT's Rovables are Miniature Robots that Hang on People's Bodies
SCORE: 5.7
This Year and Warm 667 Clicks Pub: Oct 20, 16
Roving Body Robots
Stanford and MIT's Rovables are Miniature Robots that Hang on People's Bodies
In Disney films, cute little critters hang around with the protagonists, even going as far as to climb on them, and Rovables from Stanford and MIT offer the same experience, only with robots.... [More]
Sensory Paper Skins - A Team of Researchers Created an Artificial Skin from Household Items
SCORE: 3.5
Untested 362 Clicks Pub: Feb 23, 16
Sensory Paper Skins
A Team of Researchers Created an Artificial Skin from Household Items
A research team from Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) created a “paper skin” that’s able to mimic some of the complex sensory... [More]
Gentle Sensuous Robots - Cornell University's 'Gentle Bot' Can Lightly Touch and Feel Objects
SCORE: 4.1
This Year and Untested 560 Clicks Pub: Dec 12, 16
Gentle Sensuous Robots
Cornell University's 'Gentle Bot' Can Lightly Touch and Feel Objects
Soft robotics has become a significant field of study in the world of robotics, and Cornell University’s ‘Gentle Bot’ is one of the most impressive advancements in the burgeoning... [More]
Pain-Sensing Robots - Researchers are Testing a Nervous System Stimulation for Robots to Feel Pain
SCORE: 2.2
This Year and Untested 134 Clicks Pub: May 30, 16
Pain-Sensing Robots
Researchers are Testing a Nervous System Stimulation for Robots to Feel Pain
With robots evolving frequently and taking on more tasks, it seems the only thing that they’re not capable of is feeling human pain—a concept that researchers at the Leibniz University... [More]
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