U. of Tokyo Develops e-skin
Takao Someya and his research team at the University of Tokyo have developed a type of rubber that can conduct electricity, They say that e-skin can feel heat and pressure, like its human counterpart. The technology can be applied as a skin for robots and can stretch 1.7 times its size, but its conductivity drops by about half. The e-skin is made by grinding carbon nanotubes with an ionic liquid and adding that to rubber.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 18, 2008 8:45 PM