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Robot Rat in Touch Technology

Article Summary   by:anupamaruvikara     Original Author: Science Daily
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ROBOT RAT TO LEAD THE WAY IN TOUCH TECHNOLOGY
Basing on the principles of active sensing adopted widely in the animal kingdom, the multinational team is developing innovative touch technologies, including a whiskered robotic rat.The whiskered robot will be able to locate quickly, identify and capture moving objects.

In nocturnal creatures or those that inhabit poorly lit places, the use of touch is widely preferred to vision as a primary means of learning and receiving physical information about their surroundings and environment.One such animal that employs this method is rat.The sense of touch through a rat''''s whiskers is much more efficient than that of an average man''''s finger tips

The aim of this research is to help gain the better understanding of the brain on the one hand and the advanced technology on the other

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Published: February 16, 2008   
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