Friday, March 24, 2017

Scientists just made electronic skin that’s better than human skin

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have invented a robot skin that surpasses human flesh. Professor Ravinder Dahiya and his team created a silicone and graphine skin which provides haptic feedback to the user. The thin layer of graphine acts as a sensor, making the electronic skin (e-skin) very sensitive to touch. It’s also flexible and cheap to manufacture. Professor Dahiya told Forbes, “It is one order of magnitude better than human skin.” Did I mention it’s solar-powered? Because it’s solar-powered. The hand operates from a photovoltaic cell and is fully autonomous. A solar panel that catches the light rests just underneath…

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