“Touchy Feely” — The Discovery Files

Stanford researchers have developed an electronic glove that bestows robotic hands with some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy. The research team demonstrated that the sensors work well enough to allow a robotic hand to touch a delicate berry and handle a ping-pong ball without squashing them, and the team believes this technology puts us on a path to one day giving robots the sort of sensing capabilities found in human skin.