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Robots Getting Goosebumps & Spikes to Express Themselves

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Socially expressive robots that can express themselves with LED expressions have been around for a long time. Researchers at Cornell University have come up with a new approach to allow robot to show their internal state. They have made a soft robotic skin that uses goosebumps and spikes to show emotions.

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As the team explains, this texture changing skin is actuated by embedded fluid chambers. Thanks to this approach, robots can express a variety of emotions. Yuhan Hu, Zhengnan Zhao, and Abheek Vimal are behind this project.


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