Research team introduces 'phyjama,' a physiological sensing pajama

[ad_1] UMass Amherst researchers have developed physiological-sensing textiles that can be woven or stitched into sleep garments they have dubbed “phyjamas.” Their work rests on the insight that though sleepwear is worn loosely, in places sensors may press against the body through contact with external surfaces, such as the torso against a chair or bed, […]

Drones sensing by a whisker

[ad_1] Credit: University of Queensland A University of Queensland engineer has followed nature’s example and developed whiskers for drones and robots, allowing machines to sense surroundings just as animals do. Dr. Pauline Pounds said her team wanted to build affordable sensors to help robots work with peripersonal spaceā€”the region immediately around but not touching a […]

An elegant solution to the soft sensing challenge

[ad_1] Researchers at the Soft Machines Lab have developed a soft magnetic skin with a single sensing element that detects force and contact. Credit: College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University From warehouses to hospitals, soft robots are used in different places to assist humans in moving items, treating patients, and gathering information. As interests in […]