RESEARCHERS at RMIT University he developed a new electronic artificial skin for robots. This artificial skin reacts to pain, just like real leather in humans.
Quoted from Slashgear, Tuesday (08/09/2020), the researchers said that the electronic prototype of the device can mimic the way human skin feels pain. The skin will mimic the human feedback response.
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The ability to respond to painful sensations at a rapid rate can be used by the nerves to send signals to the brain. Pain is an essential method that humans use to help prevent damage that can lead to death.
Meanwhile, this artificial skin can react immediately to pressure, heat or cold when the pain threshold is reached. In addition to the pain detection prototype, the team is also developing a device that uses extensible electronics to detect and respond to changes in temperature and pressure.
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The researchers also say that this development should be used in the future for non-invasive skin grafts, after traditional methods have failed or have failed.
Artificial skin uses an extensible electronic device that combines a biocompatible oxide and silicone material to create a transparent, unbreakable, easy-to-wear electronic device, as thin as an adhesive.