sense of touch

hand touching water

Nobel Prize-winning research has revealed the various molecules that help us sense temperature, touch, pain, and even the positioning of our body parts.

Close-up of an elephant using its trunk to grip and eat food

An invention similar to an elephant’s trunk has potential benefits for many industries where handling delicate objects is essential, say the UNSW researchers who developed it.

A human hand hovers over a field of wheat

UNSW engineers have invented a soft wearable device which simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential for medical, industrial and entertainment applications.