The post tries to give a perspective on pursing pure and applied research at India's Top Institutes
Researchers over the years have been trying to study the human body and develop functionalities in accordance with it. In line with this thought, researchers have emulated a sensory(afferent) nerve. This artificial mechanoreceptor was used to control an insect's disabled leg and distinguish braille characters. This system has potential for application in domains like neurorobotics & neuroprosthetics.