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"We [science fiction writers] always wanted to believe in "private sector" space -- hucksters make better characters than a government does."
- Larry Niven

Chemelectric Afferent Nerve-Analogues  
  An engineered sensory skin.  

A worthy opponent was the golem. Hasan had it programmed at twice the statistically-averaged strength of a man and had its reflex-time upped by fifty percent. Its memory contained hundreds of wrestling holds and its governor theoretically prevented it from killing or maiming its opponent - all through a series of chemelectric afferent nerve-analogues, which permitted it to gauge to an ounce the amount of pressure necessary to snap a bone or tear a tendon. Rolem was about five feet, six inches in height and weighed around two hundred fifty pounds...
Technovelgy from This Immortal, by Roger Zelazny.
Published by Ace Science Fiction in 1966
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Compare to the sensitive robot fingers from The Exile of Time (1931) by Ray Cummings.

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