Paper-Thin Robotic Skin Lights Up When Touched [Video]
Researchers at UC Berkeley developed an ultra sensitive electronic covering that responds to pressure.
Engineers and researchers over at UC Berkeley have developed an electronic skin that responds to pressure by lighting up.
The skin is made of a paper-thin flexible plastic that has a user-interactive sensor network embedded in it. The e-skin lights up when touched and the more intense the pressure, the brighter the light that is emitted.
The research team was led by Ali Javey, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and a faculty scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The team’s research was published on Nature Materials early this week.