Sunday, May 10, 2009

New Robot With Artificial Skin To Improve Human Communication

Kaspar. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Hertfordshire)

From Science Daily:

ScienceDaily (May 9, 2009) — Work is beginning on a robot with artificial skin which is being developed as part of a project involving researchers at the University of Hertfordshire so that it can be used in their work investigating how robots can help children with autism to learn about social interaction.

Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn and her team at the University’s School of Computer Science are part of a European consortium, which is working on the three-year Roboskin project to develop a robot with skin and embedded tactile sensors.

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