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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Touching development
Ann R. Thryft   8/26/2013 1:08:40 PM
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I agree Chuck, although I'm not so sure about a sense of humor.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   8/26/2013 1:07:07 PM
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Thanks for the comment TJ. I'm especially interested in what happens when we bring together different technologies in new and unexpected ways. Re power, that's a good question, although the whole thing is clearly designed to work on very little power: its predecessor design
http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2010/09/12/eskin/
worked on 5V.
I wonder how hard it would be to add energy-harvesting technology?

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Re: Touching development
Ann R. Thryft   8/26/2013 1:05:49 PM
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Thanks, Rob. And I agree about medical applications.

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therapeutic robots
vimalkumarp   8/24/2013 11:00:51 AM
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This may be useful to incorporate in Therapeutic or companion robots for the senior citizens.

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Thin skinned Robots
vimalkumarp   8/24/2013 10:56:39 AM
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Excellent. I am sure this will be very useful for medical applications

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Re: Touching development
mrdon   8/23/2013 6:00:17 PM
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a.saji

Not exactly sure what you mean the improvements are happening in quick time? Please explain.

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Re: Touching development
a.saji   8/23/2013 5:33:19 AM
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@mrdon: Yes it does look very promising and even when you do not have robots operating fully, the improvements are happening in quick time.         

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Re: Touching development
mrdon   8/22/2013 11:09:48 PM
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Greg,

Industrial HIM controllers seems like another possible area to benefit from this technology. The embedded LED will provide visual feedback as the skin is touched for machine control applications.

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Charles Murray   8/22/2013 9:16:47 PM
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I suppose this was inevitable, although I'm surprised to see it so soon. As you point out, Ann, we've seen all kinds of human-like qualities in robots recently -- thought control, gesture recognition and even sense of humor.

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Mixing Technologies
TJ McDermott   8/22/2013 5:48:49 PM
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Ann, my first thought on reading your article and viewing the slides was: how to power it?  This was not a criticism of the technology; it's fantastic and I'm thinking of ways to power it simply.

Design News may have a budding role in technology synergy - introducing unrelated technologies to each other to see what might arise from their meeting.

Imagine what this technology, combined with bluetooth connectivity, combined with inductive no-wire power transfer could become.

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