Scientists at the University of Tokyo have developed skin that is similar to human skin, and is still alive. In a study published in the journal , They present a robotic finger covered with an organic skin and have functions And healing. An improvement may seem small, but it brings us considerably closer ! “I think living skin would be the ultimate solution to make robots look and feel like living creatures, because that’s exactly what it is. It covers the bodies of animals. “The first author of the study, Shoji Tagucci, said.
The real components of human skin
The whole thing then shrunkCreating real skin-like folds around the finger. “The advantage of our method of concealing 3D objects equally to the skin is the use of tissue contraction during culture, which allows harmonious coverage of 3D objects, especially those with curved and uneven surfaces.” Researchers write.
Check pants andThere is more “Evaluated the barrier function of fabricated skin equivalents With electrical measurements and tests », As researchers write. And it was great! ‘Finger Al’ Slightly “wet” straight out growing middleS.Takeuchi was excited. Just as the finger is powered by an electric motor, so it is interesting to hear the clicks of the motor in unison like a real finger. ⁇Leather, the team was then many To do
In addition to its aesthetic and mechanical properties, the developed leather has brand new leather properties. After the researchers placed the collagen bandage “Injury” Robot finger: The bandage gradually melts into the skin, rebuilt! “After the collagen sheet was applied to the wound site, the wound was repaired by the function of the skin fibroblast.
But this is only the beginning, the end of the study: developed skin is weaker than natural skin, and more needed : For the future, the team plans to add Of Hairy, And . “We are amazed at how good the fabric is Corresponds to the surface of the robotSays Tagucci. But this work is only the first step in creating robots covered in living skin. ⁇
The formed skin withstood all the tests! © Matter, Kauai and Para