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Scientists make artificial skin

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The "e-skin" made by Professor Javey's team comprises a matrix of nanowires made of germanium and silicon rolled onto a sticky polyimide film.

The team then laid nano-scale transistors on top, followed by a flexible, pressure-sensitive rubber. The prototype, measuring 49 square centimetres, can detect pressure ranging from 0 to 15 kilopascals, comparable to the force used for such daily activities as typing on a keyboard or holding an object.
All right! Scientific breakthroughs for the win.

Robotics breakthrough - Scientists make artificial skin | News.com.au
 

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That's pretty awesome, though I first read Germanium as Geranium, and wondered what plants had to do with this. :mrgreen:
 

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On step closer to getting a robot body I can download my consciousness into! Failing that at least my robot slaves won't be breaking the fine china. :D
 
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