Syntouch's BioTac makes smarter prosthetic limbs possible
By Casey Nobile
June 20, 2012
SynTouch is the start-up company now marketing a robot finger that can sense textures more accurately than the average human.
Applications of the BioTac robot finger are endless, as soft-fingered robots with intelligent sensory capabilities are highly desirable in the medical, consumer and industrial robot markets.
As our own Dan Kara has pointed out, intelligent soft materials robots are key to the future of the industry if today’s metal robotic housekeepers and industrial arms are ever to work side-by-side with humans.
BioTac is the brain child of Professor Gerald E. Loeb…
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