Jul 5, 2023

Self-healing robot skin created out of human cells

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There are moments when scientists come close to creating the future artists envision for us. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have taken a step closer to bringing a sci-fi standard into reality: living human skin for robots.

Made from real cells, the living skin not only has the realistic texture that faux skin has difficulty mimicking, but also the ability to keep out water and heal itself.

“I think living skin is the ultimate solution to give robots the look and touch of living creatures since it is exactly the same material that covers animal bodies,” said Shoji Takeuchi, first author of the study and a project professor at the University of Tokyo who works on biohybrid systems.

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