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The sensor with a human touch

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According to BBC.com, US scientists have created a robotic sensor that they claim can ‘feel’ to the same degree of sensitivity as a human fingertip.

The team says the tactile sensor could, in the near future, aid minimally invasive surgical techniques by giving surgeons a sensation of touch.

To demonstrate the high sensitivity of the device, the scientists pressed a one cent coin against it, reported the Science journal.

The sensor revealed the wrinkles in President Lincoln’s clothing and the letters TY in liberty.

Impressive.

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