Researchers at UNIST, a science and technology university based in Ulsan, Korea, have long been interested in the technology of artificial skins. Although previous studies have introduced an assortment of electronic skin (e-skin) elements, none of them were able to detect both pressure and heat with a high degree of sensitivity.
A team from NUS Singapore led by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, department of biomedical engineering, has developed a wearable liquid-based microfluidic tactile sensor. A world’s first, it is extremely suitable for helping robots feel – for example by adding touch to robotic fingers.
After three show days, the LOPEC, the leading European trade show for printed electronics, has ended with a significant visitor growth. More than 2300 visitors from 42 countries came to Munich’s congress centre ICM from 3 to 5 March. This means an increase by 10%.