June 15, 2010      

The Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in February commissioned Peratech Ltd. to work jointly on a project to develop technology by which people can interact tactilely with a robot in much the same way as they would with another human. Peratech is a British provider of touch-sensing technology solutions based on Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC). Patented by Peratech, QTC is a new class of electrically conductive material that has many uses as a sensing technology. The...

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