A thumb next to OmniTact and a US penny to show the size of the tactile sensor. | Credit: UC Berkeley
A team of researchers at UC Berkeley recently developed a new multi-directional tactile sensor, called OmniTact, that overcomes some of the limitations of previously developed sensors. OmniTact, presented in a paper pre-published on arXiv, acts as an artificial fingertip that allows robots to sense the properties of objects it is holding or manipulating.
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