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January 2019

Partner profile: IK4-TEKNIKER

In this series, members of the PICK-PLACE consortium are portrayed. After TOFAŞ, ULMA Handling Systems and Mondragon Assembly, it’s the turn of technical coordinator IK4-TEKNIKER. Loreto Susperregi, Robotics Research coordinator, answers the interview. What is IK4-TEKNIKER? IK4-TEKNIKER is a technological center legally constituted as a private not-for-profit Foundation that aims at the development and transfer of technology to improve the competitiveness of industry. IK4-TEKNIKER was founded in 1981 and currently has more than 270 researchers …Read More

Artificial sensor mimics human sense of touch (ABSTRACT)

Source: Science Daily A team of researchers have developed an artificial tactile sensor that mimics the ability of human skin to detect surface information, such as shapes, patterns and structures. This may be one step closer to making electronic devices and robots that can perceive sensations such as roughness and smoothness.