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Alex
10-04-2006, 02:45 PM
According to this (http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20061004/sc_space/tomorrowsrobotscouldhavewhiskers) article I found on Yahoo! News,

"researchers have crafted arrays of robotic (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/tomorrowsrobotscouldhavewhiskers/20502672/SIG=1140f3c3k/*http://www.livescience.com/robots/) whiskers that can create accurate, 3D images of objects.

The tactile devices could be used to enhance the vision and maneuverability of land-based robots (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/tomorrowsrobotscouldhavewhiskers/20502672/SIG=123qeli4f/*http://www.livescience.com/animalworld/060418_ant_navigation.html), autonomous underwater vehicles (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/tomorrowsrobotscouldhavewhiskers/20502672/SIG=1267i9od0/*http://www.livescience.com/scienceoffiction/060503_robot_turtle.html) and perhaps robots on Mars (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/space/sc_space/storytext/tomorrowsrobotscouldhavewhiskers/20502672/SIG=111qifimd/*http://www.space.com/marsrover/)."