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NEDO and JAPERA Develop High-precision, Ultra-sensitive Pressure Sensor System Capable of Recognizing Touch and Movement

- Greatly advances to realize the robot skin with the cutaneous sensation of human being -
October  2,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Japan Advanced Printed Electronics Technology Research Association (JAPERA)

NEDO and JAPERA have developed a high-precision, ultra-sensitive pressure sensor, as well as a system to apply it to robot skins. This sensor system recognizes various touches and movements (e.g., patting, swatting, rubbing) and, depending on the movement, reacts as if a robot experiences the touch in the same way as human being. This technology can lead to a drastic change in the way a consumer communicates with a robot. Furthermore, consumers can expect multiple functions for this innovation, which will be available at a low cost, because the sensors can be manufactured entirely by printing technology.

This sensor system is expected to contribute to realizing a robot with the cutaneous sensation of human being.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Internet of Things Promotion Department
Contact Persons: H.Kurihara,Y.Kumashiro Tel: +81-44-520-5111­ E-mail: iot-dept@ml.nedo.go.jp

JAPERA
Contact Persons:Y.Okumoto,M.Sato Tel: +81-29-869-9320­ E-mail: info@japera.or.jp