Scientists Invent Living Skin For Robots

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Japanese scientists have invented a “living” human-like skin for robots. The skin is made up of human skin cells, meaning it can repel water and heal itself if it is injured with minor wounds and abrasions.

To make a living skin, Shoji Takeuchi, a professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan, explained that instead of cutting the skin to fit on the finger, the researchers established a tissue forming method. Afterwards, they only had to dip the finger into a cylinder filled with a mixture of collagen and human dermal fibroblasts.

Takeuchi believes that living skin is the “ultimate solution” to make robots look and feel like living things.

Scientists believe it is important that robots feel like humans, because they make it easier for humans to interact with robots, especially in the health and services sectors.

The researchers point out that they were able to incorporate hair follicles, nails and sweat glands to further refine the details of the skin.

Human research into the development of humanoids with human traits and characteristics continues to intensify. Beyond reasonable doubt, robots can help perform multiple actions, and the more sophisticated they are, the more advanced the type of tasks they perform.

The sources for this piece include an article in IGN.


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