Why did you put in capacitive touch sensors on the robot? Are those sensor inputs available to developers?

We put capacitive touch sensors in Misty II so that people can build a deeper relationship with the robot. By enabling the robot to respond to human touch, the robot can respond positively (like a dog would to petting) or if the robot is removed from its environment without the owner’s consent, it could sound an alarm. Yes, we plan to make capacitive touch sensor data available to developers.