Scientists at Berkeley have been able to successfully manufacture an artificial electronic epidermis called 'E-Skin' that can sense pressure. Striving to make robotic abilities able to touch and feel a variety of objects has been the goal, and the outcome of this superior artificial intelligence is a scientific breakthrough.
The development of the ultra-small nanowires that make up the semi-conductor material of the 'E-Skin' brings about exciting possibilities in the field of robotics. The synthetic pressure detecter that can acknowledge an egg may be used for future home appliances -- robots that can do your dishes? What's more, the 'E-Skin' opens the doors to recovering the sense of touch those who have suffered nerve damage.
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