Ed Paradis sent a link to an interesting thesis by Samuel T. Clanton of CMU, Brain-Computer Interface Control of an Anthropomorphic Robot Arm (PDF format). Robotics Trends posted a summary of a new type of touch sensitive skin for robots (see also our own look at robot skin from 2009). Jameco Electronics has published a nice salute to two Bob Pease and Jim Williams, two well-known electrical engineers who died in June. EDN published longer pieces on Bob Pease and Jim Williams. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please. And don't forget to follow us on twitter.