Japanese scientists developed 'e-skin' for robots

Robot perhaps someday feel their skin when imposed to hot, cold, and so on. Japanese scientists was developed a rubber that is able to conduct electricity well, so that robots can feel heat and pressure like humans. The new technology is flexible like ordinary rubber but boasts conductivity some 570 times as high as commercially available rubbers filled with carbon particles, said the team led by Takao Someya at the university's School of Engineering.

That skin for robots is called 'e-skin', that is stretchable and made by grinding carbon nanotubes, or tube-shaped carbon molecules, with an ionic liquid and adding it to rubber. So probably not long after this, there will be robots with emotion and can feel what humans feel. Not like previous robots that was emotionless.

Via : AFP



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