“E-skin”, a skin for robots

E-Skin Peau Robot #1The Japanese researchers (Tsuyoshi Sekitani, Takao Someya and team) at the University of Tokyo have developed “E-Skin,” a skin robotics enabling robots have the sensation of touch. The sheet of rubber is made up of nanotubes to the conduction of electricity, even when it is fully stretched. The rubber is completely malleable and can even be applied to curved surfaces without losing its property conductivity. The skin robotics “E-Skin” could be used to make circuits that can be stretched up to 1.7 times their original size. Continue reading