A New Way to Make Robotic Sensors, Based on How the Body Heals Itself

Encouraged by the body’s natural wound-healing course of action, Yale robotics scientists have developed a safer and faster way to manufacture sensors onto comfortable, deformable structures.

The process, developed in the lab of Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, the John J. Lee Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Components Science, can be used to sensorize comfortable robots and wearables. The results had been recently released in Science Robotics.

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Numerous comfortable robotic techniques require built-in sensors that can stretch and conform alongside surface area contours. About the very last decade, composite components produced from polymer and conductive fillers

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