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Stanford's development of new electronic gloves can significantly improve the flexibility of robots

according to the British Daily Mail on November 26, engineers at Stanford University have invented a high-tech glove containing sensors, which can significantly improve the flexibility of robots and bring the same touch to robots as humans. In a paper published on November 21 by Professor Bao Zhennan and his team in the Department of chemical engineering of Stanford University, which is generally used in the electronic universal experimental machine of single space. In science robots, they proved that this sensor can allow the robot arm to touch mature and fragile berries, and can also pick up table tennis balls, but the robot will not crush berries and table tennis balls

Professor Bao Zhenan, the head of this study, said that the sensor at the fingertip of the glove can simultaneously simulate two key properties of human flexibility: the intensity and direction of pressure. Researchers must also improve the technology so that it can automatically control the sensor. If this technology is successfully perfected, the robot wearing this glove can flexibly use its thumb and the fingers of the food testing machine to pinch the egg without crushing or falling off. At the same time, she said that one day, this technology will enable robots to have the perception ability of human skin

this electronic glove mimics the working mode of human skin and has extraordinary sensitivity. Each sensor on the fingertip of the glove is composed of three flexible layers that cooperate with each other. The flexible layers at the top and bottom are electrically active. Researchers laid a row of wires on each of these two layers, and then these wires were perpendicular to each other, forming a dense array of small sensing pixels with a daily output of 1kg of oxygen fossil graphene. The design of the bottom layer can map the intensity and direction of pressure to specific points on the vertical grid, making it like human skin. The development of this electronic sensor that mimics the mechanism of the human body was jointly led by Clementine Boutry, a postdoctoral scholar, and Marc Negre, a graduate student

4 is the quality reliability. This ability to perceive the shear force is part of the reason why we can gently clamp the egg with our thumb and index finger. Professor baozhenan said that with proper programming, a manipulator wearing this tactile glove can complete some repetitive tasks, such as taking eggs off the conveyor belt and putting them into the carton. This technology can also be applied to robot assisted surgery, because precise touch control is very important in surgery

the ultimate goal of Professor Bao Zhenan and his team is to develop an advanced glove that can automatically apply appropriate force and safely handle objects without pre programming. Professor baozhenan said: we can program the robot to touch the raspberry without crushing the raspberry, but we still have a long way to go before the robot can touch the raspberry and detect it as a raspberry, and then pick it up

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