Recreating skin in electronic form poses a huge challenge for researchers and engineers, but there are huge benefits for both humans and machines.
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Four British universities have secured grants for IT research in the latest round of funding from HP
Gadgets are replacing the support of an extended family for Europe's burgeoning elderly population
A new brain-computer interface is allowing people in a completely locked-in state to communicate with others.
Brookfield Residential is planning to have hundreds of HomeKit-enabled properties available this year -- and the ramifications of the Apple tech could be felt for decades to come.
Staff at the Home Office's Security Industry Authority now use their fingerprints to access its computer network
A trial will test biometric elements proposed for the government's compulsory identity-card scheme
The car manufacturer has teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to produce a BMW that comes with its own wireless network connection