HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Touching development
Ann R. Thryft   8/26/2013 1:08:40 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree Chuck, although I'm not so sure about a sense of humor.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Mixing Technologies
Ann R. Thryft   8/26/2013 1:07:07 PM
NO RATINGS
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?

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Touching development
Ann R. Thryft   8/26/2013 1:05:49 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, Rob. And I agree about medical applications.

vimalkumarp
User Rank
Gold
therapeutic robots
vimalkumarp   8/24/2013 11:00:51 AM
NO RATINGS
This may be useful to incorporate in Therapeutic or companion robots for the senior citizens.

vimalkumarp
User Rank
Gold
Thin skinned Robots
vimalkumarp   8/24/2013 10:56:39 AM
NO RATINGS
Excellent. I am sure this will be very useful for medical applications

mrdon
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Touching development
mrdon   8/23/2013 6:00:17 PM
NO RATINGS
a.saji

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

a.saji
User Rank
Silver
Re: Touching development
a.saji   8/23/2013 5:33:19 AM
NO RATINGS
@mrdon: Yes it does look very promising and even when you do not have robots operating fully, the improvements are happening in quick time.         

mrdon
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Touching development
mrdon   8/22/2013 11:09:48 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Touching development
Charles Murray   8/22/2013 9:16:47 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Mixing Technologies
TJ McDermott   8/22/2013 5:48:49 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicle’s parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but that’s just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Engineers at Festo were inspired by how a caterpillar builds its cocoon when designing its new 3D Cocooner printer.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service