Friday, June 09, 2006

Robots are getting closer to being they can 'feel.'


"Robot sensors go touchy-feelyTouch-sensitive 'skin' will give robots the sense they lack.

Could robots become well acquainted with the touch of a velvet hand? GettyRobots are one step closer to having a human sense of touch, thanks to a thin, flexible film that mimics the sensitivity of a human finger. The device may become useful in the next generation of robots and in automated tools used for microsurgery."

If they feel they can experience pain. That's about the only good news here. Soon we won't be able to tell robots apart from the humans. Soon attempting to distinguish the two will be thought of as 'old fashioned.'

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