What is robotic skin?

What is robotic skin?

What is this "robotic skin"?

The skins, developed and designed by researchers at the Yale University in partnership with NASA, could be used for everything from search-and-rescue robots to animate the inanimate everyday objects to wearable technologies.

She said robotic skins enable "robot design on-the-fly".

Even though they designed the robotic skins with no specific task in mind, they have many possible applications. The findings were published today in the journal Science Robotics. Instead, the elastic sheets embedded with sensors and actuators are wrapped around deformable objects like stuffed toys to give them movement.

In one instance, the robotic skins - moved either by pneumatic mechanical controls or coil-shaped memory alloy that bounces back into shape - were wrapped around foam tubes. The motion achieved by an object "depends on the relationship between the dimensions, material properties, and force capabilities of the skin and the dimensions and stiffness characteristics of the body", the authors write in the study.

"We can take the skins and wrap them around one object to perform a task - locomotion, for example - and then take them off and put them on a different object to perform a different task, such as grasping and moving an object", she said.

Hurricane Florence DANGER: Poisonous fire ant clusters spotted in North Carolina floods
At the same time, Florence's drenching rain - as much as 3 feet in some areas - left many areas near the coast underwater. Some rivers had still not crested by Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

As noted, the strength of this tech lies in its versatility, as most robotic systems are typically single goal in scope. Prof. Kramer-Bottiglio said we could also use them for wearable technologies.

In the future, Kramer-Bottiglio hopes that the skins will be able to learn by themselves using data from the sensors, giving them the ability to adapt on their own, especially when wrapped around moldable objects like clay. "Now we can get combined modes of actuation - for example, simultaneous compression and bending".

The scientists created a handful of prototypes to demonstrate the robotic skins in action. It was also used to create a gripper capable of grabbing and moving objects, and a wearable device that, when worn as a t-shirt, corrects poor posture.

Professor Kramer-Bottiglio informed that the system was created in collaboration with NASA and the multiple functionalities of the robotic skin would help the astronauts in completing a bunch of tasks. Because resources are limited in space, a versatile system like robotic skins can be used as a robotic arm at one point and a planetary surface rover in another.

If you have robotic skins on board, you can potentially turn virtually anything into a robot with a objective, the authors explained.

Related News:

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet | Official Trailer 2

    Ralph Breaks the Internet | Official Trailer 2

    Disney has released the final trailer to the highly-anticipated trailer for Wreck-It Ralph , Ralph Breaks The Internet . Henson ), a smart, stylish algorithm that runs video sharing site Buzzz Tube.

    Octopuses on ecstasy drug 'become more social'

    Then, they were exposed to a liquefied version of MDMA, which they absorbed through their gills, and placed in the chambers again. She says octopuses have a very different, doughnut-shaped brain. "They were just taking these postures of super hypervigilance".
    Tesco launches new stores in discount fightback

    Tesco launches new stores in discount fightback

    And he played down Jack's' financial significance to the group: "It's not a calculation that we're now doing", he said. Jack's stores will sell 2,600 products, compared to 35,000 in Tesco, with a total of 1,800 own-branded products.
  • Huawei’s First Foldable Phone Will Also Come With 5G

    Huawei’s First Foldable Phone Will Also Come With 5G

    As of this writing, there is no information on the other specifications of the company's first 5G ready foldable smartphone. It is speculated that Samsung's first foldable screen smartphone may get unveiled as early as November this year.
    Full Club Rosters for the $10 Million Fortnite Fall Skirmish Tournament Series

    Full Club Rosters for the $10 Million Fortnite Fall Skirmish Tournament Series

    Epic Games has confirmed that the next installment of Fortnite shenanigans, Season 6, is to begin on September 27. The XP boost will be available all weekend long, ending on Monday, September 24 at 8 AM Eastern.
    Elon Musk unveils the name of SpaceX's first private passenger

    Elon Musk unveils the name of SpaceX's first private passenger

    Elon Musk called Japanese "bold" and "adventurous": "He went out in front of us", he said, "It is our honor that we chose us". SpaceX might be able to follow the launch of the outpost's first piece, scheduled in 2022, with the BFR carrying Maezawa.
  • Aurora Cannabis targeting October for US  stock listing

    Aurora Cannabis targeting October for US stock listing

    Shares of GW Pharmaceuticals were up 10% Thursday and are up almost 20% in the past week. In July, Tilray completed its initial public offering with shares at US$17.
    Sky's Fate To Be Decided By Auction On Saturday 09/20/2018

    Sky's Fate To Be Decided By Auction On Saturday 09/20/2018

    The bidding war between the companies began when Comcast gave an initial offer in April, which prompted Fox to increase its offer. Prior to the news , offers for Sky stood at $34 billion from Comcast CMCSA and $32.5 billion from Twenty-First Century Fox FOXA.
    Mozilla releases Firefox Reality, its web browser for VR

    Mozilla releases Firefox Reality, its web browser for VR

    Over the next few months, users can expect to see support for bookmarks, 360 videos, accounts, and more all to be added. Mozilla said that the initial launch is version 1.0 of Firefox Reality , with version 1.1 "right around the corner".
  • Watch Diego Schwartzman introduce John Isner to the Laver Cup stage

    Watch Diego Schwartzman introduce John Isner to the Laver Cup stage

    Federer and Djokovic took a while to settle into the format and won the opening set but their opponents soon found their rhythm. Schwartzman and Isner will be representing Team World in the second instalment of the Laver Cup from Chicago this weekend.

    Wolves Hope To Include Gorgui Dieng In Jimmy Butler Trade

    While the Timberwolves' front office said they intend to keep Jimmy Butler on Friday, the team's owner, Glen Taylor, has taken another stance.
    Audi to launch 12 electric cars by 2025

    Audi to launch 12 electric cars by 2025

    Audi said that the e-tron would be "a standard bearer for the latest Audi design philosophy". Electrify America plans to have 2,000 chargers installed by mid-June next year.


Most liked

India looks to counter U.S. curbs on Iran oil import
India has been working through diplomatic channels to look at the U.S.to grant exceptions from the upcoming sanctions. Reportedly, Iran is the third largest producer of among OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries).

Gunmen attack Iranian military parade in Ahvas, killing dozens
Gunmen attacked a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing at least 25 people and wounding 60 others. Officials said the gunmen were terrorists, but so far, no specific group has come forward to claim responsibility.

Shirtless dad, son arrested for gunning down neighbor in trash fight
The dispute began between John Miller and Howard, at which point Michael Miller allegedly went inside to retrieve a shotgun. Footage has been released showing the moments a Texas father and son executing a man following an argument over trash.

More than 12 'credible' potential victims have come forward against California surgeon
In one instance, they allegedly supplied "multiple drugs to the victim" then raped her "while she was prevented from resisting". The Orange County district attorney said Tuesday there could be several unidentified victims based on some of those videos.

Twitter notifies users about API bug that shared DMs with wrong devs
Twitter now has more than 336 million monthly active users , meaning more than 3 million people are potentially impacted. According to Twitter, the coding blunder in its webhook system required a very specific set of circumstances to trigger.

OnePlus serves up delicious Pie to OnePlus 6 owners
Also, the company has added a new "Do Not Disturb" mode with adjustable settings along with a new "Gaming Mode 3 .0". Before the launch of the OnePlus 6T , there was still the matter of getting Android 9 Pie onto the OnePlus 6 .

S&P, Dow hit record highs at the open
At the same time, stock market wealth has been flowing disproportionately - and increasingly - to the most affluent households. Also, next Monday the S&P 500 is changing the lineup of the 11 company sectors that make up the benchmark index.

Zaha Opens Up About Rumours He Was Sleeping With David Moyes' Daughter
Yesterday Hodgson - whose team are at Newcastle today - said: "Wilf is a person who has a strong sense of justice". Zaha added: "I don't regret anything because it made me stronger".

Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van
Aides say President Donald Trump will visit North Carolina on Wednesday to see the damage from Florence. The two individuals being transported were confirmed dead by the Marion County coroner.

Kremlin gets telegram about downed Russian plane from Syria's Assad: Ifax
He urged the Israeli side "not to allow such situations to happen again", according to the Kremlin. Targeting the Israelis, Syrian air defenses fired the missile that shot down the Il-20 instead.

Dassault aviation clarifies; Says Indian govt had no hand in choosing partners
India's defence ministry wrote on Twitter that neither the Indian nor French government "had any say in the commercial decision". Industrial Partners A spokesman for India's prime minister's office did not answer a call or text message on Saturday.

Arizona Republican's Siblings Endorse His Opponent In Brutal Ads
Soros was 14 years old when the war ended. "He never will because his base won't like that, but he owes that man an apology". President Donald Trump's border wall, his track record on the environment and his position on health care.

Netflix Taps Writer For Diablo Animated Series
The games are set in a medieval fantasy world in which heroes travel to do battle with the titular villain and his fellow demons. But, as it turns out, the rumored "unannounced Diablo project" might instead be an "R-rated" animated Netflix series.

'Outrage' after China ensnared in America's Russian Federation sanctions
Peskov called the new sanctions hostile and unpredictable but did not say how Russian Federation would respond. In response, China is expressing "strong outrage", foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Friday.

Ferguson 'emotional' in return to Old Trafford
It was only the second time that the former United manager made a public appearance since his illness. It was important getting the right time and the right rest before coming to a game.