Touch Me: The Science of Touch Sensation
Explore The Science of Touch Sensation with lectures and snacks, while you view mutant worms that are unresponsive to touch! There will be interactive touch sensitive robots, and you can participate in a live experiment on communicating emotion through touch, as well! Some of the topics will include: the molecular basis of touch sensation, engineering touch sensation for robotics, and communicating emotion through touch. Kal Spelletich will be giving a talk and demo with a few new pieces and an interface called Electronic Skin. See bayareascience.org for more details.