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Philipp Mittendorfer und die Roboter-Haut "Cellul.A.R.Skin" (Bild: Astrid Eckert / TUM)
Philipp Mittendorfer und die Roboter-Haut "Cellul.A.R.Skin" (Bild: Astrid Eckert / TUM)
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BBC World News features robotics research from TUM

BBC "Horizons" highlights artificial skin for robots

The current episode of "Horizons" on BBC World News focuses on technology inspired by nature – including sensitive artificial skin developed by Philipp Mittendorfer at TUM's Institute for Cognitive Systems. On the show, he explains how research with the so-called Cellul.A.R.Skin is opening the way for humanoid, industrial, and service robots to work safely with people in shared environments.

Watch video : "Artifical Skin – Teaching robots to feel" (5'14 min.), BBC World News, Horizons

The cur­rent ver­sion of the ar­ti­fi­cial skin makes ro­bots so sen­sitive they not only avoid poten­tially harm­ful con­tact but can even be gui­ded with a feath­er. The cir­cuitry and al­go­rithms be­hind it can easily be in­te­grated into other ap­proaches, ran­ging from tra­di­tional sys­tem-on-chip tech­no­lo­gy to prin­ted or­ga­nic se­mi­con­duc­tors.

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