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Japanese scientists grow living, self-healing human skin that can be put on robots

  • Scientists have developed living human skin for robots that looks and moves like real skin. The skin is also capable of self-repair and repelling water.
  • In a study published by the journal Matter on Thursday, researchers at the University of Tokyo explained their method of using a coating of skin tissue on robot fingers.
  • The research team hopes to use their development in aiding those in need of prosthetics or cosmetic and pharmaceutical skin development.
  • The researchers are now studying how to make the skin tissue survive for longer as well as creating more advanced features such as hair follicles and sweat glands.

A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo developed living skin tissue coatings for robots that can perform basic functions such as self-healing and repelling water.

In a study published on Thursday by the journal Matter, lead author and engineer Takeuchi Shoji and a team of researchers revealed the development of human skin tissue for robots using “a coating material.” The coating is able to mimic the appearance and movement of human skin.

Smaller than a flea: Northwestern engineers create the world’s smallest remote-controlled walking robots

  • Engineers at Northwestern University developed the world’s smallest remote-controlled, walking robots.
  • The robots, which are about half a millimeter wide each, are made out of a malleable shape-memory alloy that can be deformed and returned to their original shape using heat.
  • The crab robot was developed out of some students’ fascination with the sideways motion of crabs.
  • Applying heat to specific joints of the crab robot makes it twist, turn or jump, depending on the sequence of heat application.
  • John A. Rogers, a professor in the university’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, said that while the robots are currently in the early stages of development, the technology behind them offers significant potential.

Engineers at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, have developed the tiniest remote-controlled, walking robot in the world. 

The robots, which are about half a millimeter wide each, are made out of a malleable shape-memory alloy that can be deformed and returned to its original shape using heat, according to the report published Wednesday in Science Robotics.

Japanese robotics company solves empty stadium dilemma with 100-humanoid-robot cheerleading squad

Guinness posted robots

The official Instagram account of Guinness World Records has posted a video of 100 humanoid robots performing a synchronized cheerleading routine at a baseball game in Japan.

Robot cheer team: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world are not permitted to enter stadiums for sports events. Because athletes are missing the adrenaline rush of applauding audiences, a Japanese robotics company created an artificial cheer team of robots, reported Asianet News