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`Smart` artificial skin could give robots adaptive sense of touch

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 19:52

Using bundles of vertical zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have fabricated arrays of piezotronic transistors capable of converting mechanical motion directly into electronic controlling signals.

Brain implants could create sense of touch in artificial limbs

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013, 13:52

Rats can`t usually see infrared light, but they have "touched" it after Duke University neurobiologists fitted the animals with an infrared detector wired to electrodes implanted in the part of the mammalian brain.

Why the blind have a superior sense of touch

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 15:43

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have discovered why blind people tend to have a superior sense of touch.