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Columbia University devising a way to grow engineered skin in complex, three-dimensional shapes, making it possible to construct, for example, a seamless “glove” of skin cells that can be easily slipped onto a severely burned hand.

Bioengineered Skin Grafts that Fit Like a Glove

In this episode, we talk about how Toyota and Stanford are collaborating to utilize AI for drifting controls and the efforts behind a team at TUM which has resulted in an autonomous race car performing at the capacity of an amateur F1 driver.

Podcast: The Autonomous Race & Drift Cars Of The Not So Distant Future

If you have ever had your blood drawn, whether to check your cholesterol, kidney function, hormone levels, blood sugar, or as part of a general checkup, you might have wondered why there is not an easier, less painful way.

New Wearable Sensor Detects Even More Compounds in Human Sweat

The device senses and wirelessly transmits signals related to pulse, sweat, and ultraviolet exposure, without bulky chips or batteries.

Engineers fabricate a chip-free, wireless electronic "skin"

The sophisticated artificial skin sweats where and how much the researchers want it to. This was reported in an Angewandte Chemie article by Danqing Liu and first author Yuanyuan Zhan.

Artificial skin sweats on command

Technology for creating 3D force and proximity sensors based on silicone, offering also the ability to customize shape and characteristcs. Key application is in collaborative robots

3D-shaped mechanically-compliant soft force, pressure, or proximity sensor with ease of integration and good reliability data?

EPFL scientists have built a compact waveguide amplifier by successfully incorporating rare-earth ions into integrated photonic circuits. The device produces record output power compared to commercial fiber amplifiers, a first in the development of integrated photonics over the last decades.

Boosting light power revolutionizes communications and autopilot

Penn State-led researchers develop first artificial skin to maintain cognitive characteristics when deformed.

Rubbery camouflage skin exhibits smart and stretchy behaviors

A new artificial skin developed at Caltech can now give robots the ability to sense temperature, pressure, and even toxic chemicals through a simple touch.

Artificial Skin Gives Robots Sense of Touch and Beyond

Robot arms could become safer in industrial settings by applying an artificial skin containing proximity heat sensors to detect humans in all directions.

New printing method for artificial "skin" containing heat sensors

With modular components and an easy-to-use 3D interface, this interactive design pipeline enables anyone to create their own customized robotic hand.

A helping hand for robotic manipulator design

A team of scientists at Duke University have taken a technology originally developed for biological imaging, particularly of the eye, and applied it to LiDAR — considerably boosting the performance of the resulting depth-sensing system.

Ophthalmology for robots could usher in video-rate, high-precision solid-state depth-sensing LiDAR

A new approach that allows standard image sensors to see light in three dimensions using a novel design for a single-frequency free space intensity modulator.

Acoustic modulator using a thin wafer of Lithium Niobate for free-space optics

A novel class of LiDAR spoofing attacks on autonomous vehicles– the frustum attack, was then later validated using an existing hardware setup.

Security analysis of camera-LiDAR perception for autonomous vehicle system

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