Fernando Seoane Martinez and Veronica Malm


Smart textiles makes robots move

Robots that sense touches, controlled with simple hand movements, and with soft muscles. A five-year collaboration project between the University of Borås and the University of Skövde is on the tracks of the future.

Design, textiles and sustainable development is one of four collaboration themes between the universities initiated in 2013 after the government announced more joint research between smaller and middle-sized universities and higher education institutions (see facts box). The overall aim was to establish an open, dynamic, and long-lived eco system for research, innovation, and education in smart textiles.