Haptic Whiskers

Craft & Design


Grad students at the University of Tokyo are developing a system for 360-degree peripheral sensing, aka “whiskers,” to tell when there’s something near your body. Their idea is for construction safety, but this has all kinds of implications, and gives new meaning to the phrase “cat-like senses.”

The Haptic Radar / Extended Skin Project – [via] Link.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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