Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Science Creates Skin For Robots or "Feelings! Nothing More Than Feelings!"

After the reports of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology teaching robots how to deceive each other (they making Decepticons, people!), we get this piece of tech news!

Scientists at UC Berkeley have succeeded in creating a touch-sensitive 'skin', made from semi-conducting nano-wires (!), that can be used to 'teach' our future robotic overlords how to shake our flimsy human hands without breaking them.

Sarcasm aside, this technology is a HUGE step forward in creating artificial skin for burn vicitims. Which is a good thing. But we are now one step closer to the future that is Skynet and that's a bad thing!

(PC World via Geekologie)

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