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Robot finger that is more sensitive than human’s
Robots can be given the sense of feel. All they need is the right sensors, actuators and software to be able to at least identify different materials by touch—according to researchers at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. a new type of tactile sensor built to used a newly designed algorithm to make decisions about how to explore the outside world by imitating human strategies. Capable of other human sensations, the sensor can also tell where and in which direction forces the thermal properties of an object being touched,” the study said.
sensor developed by researchers has a which help in enhancing its sensitivity a textured surface, the skin vibrates in characteristic ways. These vibrations - gertip touches the surface. Though the is said to be even more sensitive with
Glowing light bulbs floating mid-air
- ing in mid-air could now be a possibility, thanks to a project by Chris Rieger, an electrical engineering student at University of Queensland.
Rieger used a combination of wireless power transfer and magnetic levitation technologies. While he modi Taylor for levitating the bulb, he made changes to the circuit design by Marko for building a wireless power transfer.
Rieger said, “The high-frequency magnetic field generated from the wireless power transfer circuit does not affect the levitation aspect of the build.” For the levitation system, he opted for a 1.325mV/g sensor, as the - ing out the reading on others.
World’s thinnest screen made using soap bubble
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed the world’s thinnest screen, using a soap bubble! This screen is different from regular screens because a soap bubble is transparent and the micro-membrane allows the passage of light and displays colours.
Researcher Yoichi Ochiai along with his colleagues created an ultra - tance distribution function. They used a mix of two colloidal liquids to make the screen. Though a mixture of liquids is used in the display, soap is the main ingredient.
researchers can control the surface, by using speakers that emit ultrasonic sound waves. The combination of the ultrasonic waves and ultra-thin membranes results in more realistic, distinctive and vivid imageries on the screen. Interestingly, one can even poke the bubble allowing for interactivity.
If the researchers’ claims are anything to go by, this screen will open a
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Robot with a tactile sensor built to mimic the