Nebraska team develops touch sensor

UNL News Release: High-resolution touch sensor could be boon to cancer surgeons, others
Source: Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
I think this has the potential to be a great technology. I think the part about helping surgeons perform better cancer surgeries is a little exaggerated. When performing surgery, I can not reliably distinguish cancer from healthy tissue by feel alone. I could see this technology being used to help with haptics, a current robotic limitation.