Digital Skin For Tactile Reproduction

2021-02-17   |   by CusiGO

The latest research from Cornell University’s organic Robotics Laboratory may overturn bionic implants and open an almost science fiction door to the future. Body perception similar to touch. A skin sensitive to deformation, if pressed, bent or stretched, will react as if it were the tissue of a living organism.

In their experiment, the scientists designed a 3D printing glove, lined with optical fiber sensors and built-in LED lights, which can detect any deformation in real time. The glove has a sensor on each finger, powered by a lithium battery. In addition, your Bluetooth connection transfers real-time data to software that rebuilds motion and deformation.

With stroking reduced to a sequence of 1 and 0, now you just need to digitize the sense of smell. Time.