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BeBop Sensors Launches RoboSkin for Humanoid Robots, Prosthetics

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May 12, 2022

BeBop Sensors, which develops smart fabric sensor technologies, has announced the RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. Measuring less than 1-mm thick, RoboSkin can fit all robotic body parts, including limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso to make robots “feel” better.

The advanced fabric-based sensor skin can be shaped to any surface, allowing quick tailoring to fit any robot, with spatial resolution and sensitivity that exceeds human abilities, the company said. 

Advances in robotics, such as vision and listening, are missing the sense of touch, essential for practical human/robot interaction, BeBop said. RoboSkin provides the essential touch factor, with technology based on BeBop’s fabric sensors, millions of which have been deployed throughout the world.

“I have been working with roboticists refining our RoboSkin for 10 years,” said Keith McMillen, founder of BeBop Sensors. “We are pleased we can make this important contribution to the worldwide effort to bring humanoid robots into our lives to help people live longer, healthier, and more enjoyable lives.”

BeBop uses smart fabrics to create sensor solutions for OEMs. The sensors can comprehend force, location, size, weight, shape and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. The RoboSkin is available immediately for a variety of applications in robotics and prosthetics, including biohazard, digital health, IoT, virtual reality/augmented reality, automotive, law enforcement, testing, and more.

For more details, visit the BeBop Sensors website here.

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