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Electronic Whiskers Could Help Robots Feel Their Surroundings
2014-01-22 05:03:39

[ Watch the Video: Cats Inspire Nanotechnology Whiskers For Robotics ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nanotechnology has brought us many advances such as electronic skin (e-skin) and electronic eye implants (e-eyes), and now, a research team from Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley is on the verge of creating electronic whiskers. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes the tactile sensors the team...

Flexible E-Skin Responds To Touch
2013-07-22 09:33:10

[ Watch the Video: E-Skin in Action ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers from the University of California, Berkeley and Michigan State University have created a new electronic skin, or e-skin, that lights up when touched and responds to increasing pressure with increasing brightness, according to a report in Nature Geoscience. "We are not just making devices; we are building systems," said team leader Ali Javey, UC Berkeley associate professor...

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2011-12-14 05:49:35

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop Solution-based Fabrication Technique Imprinting electronic circuitry on backplanes that are both flexible and stretchable promises to revolutionize a number of industries and make “smart devices” nearly ubiquitous. Among the applications that have been envisioned are electronic pads that could be folded away like paper, coatings that could monitor surfaces for cracks and other structural failures, medical bandages that could treat infections and...

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2010-11-23 07:22:02

There's good news in the search for the next generation of semiconductors. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have successfully integrated ultra-thin layers of the semiconductor indium arsenide onto a silicon substrate to create a nanoscale transistor with excellent electronic properties. A member of the III"“V family of semiconductors, indium arsenide offers several...

2010-11-17 17:30:06

Sunlight represents the cleanest, greenest and far and away most abundant of all energy sources, and yet its potential remains woefully under-utilized. High costs have been a major deterrant to the large-scale applications of silicon-based solar cells. Nanopillars "“ densely packed nanoscale arrays of optically active semiconductors "“ have shown potential for providing a next generation of relatively cheap and scalable solar cells, but have been hampered by efficiency issues. The...

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2010-09-13 06:15:00

U.S. researchers said Sunday that new artificial "skin" fashioned out of flexible semiconductor materials can sense touch, making it possible for robots to be able to grip eggs but be strong enough to hold a frying pan as well. Scientists have been struggling with a way to try and make robots be able to adjust the amount of force needed to hold different objects.  The pressure-sensitive materials are designed to help overcome that challenge. Ali Javey, an electrical engineer at the...

2009-08-26 08:18:58

 Three researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are among an elite group of young scientists to watch, according to the national magazine Technology Review's just-released 2009 list of Top Young Innovators Under 35.Ali Javey and Dawn Song, both from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and Cyrus Wadia of the Haas School of Business and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), were among 35 researchers selected worldwide as top innovators...

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2009-07-09 16:15:00

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have demonstrated a way to fabricate efficient solar cells from low-cost and flexible materials. The new design grows optically active semiconductors in arrays of nanoscale pillars, each a single crystal, with dimensions measured in billionths of a meter."To take advantage of abundant solar energy we have to find ways to mass-produce efficient photovoltaics," says...


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