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Advanced Sensory Technology At Our Fingertips
Syntouch's BioTac makes smarter prosthetic limbs possible
By Casey Nobile


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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Casey Nobile is the lead editor for Robotics Business Review’s RBR50 news, editorial and business segment. She is also contributing writer and editor for the publication’s News & Technology columns with special emphasis on breaking news coverage for science, technology and financial transactions. Casey is also editor and contributor for other in-house publications: Robotics Trends; RoboBusiness and RoboBusiness exhibit services.

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