Experts from the University of Connecticut and Toronto have developed electronic skin that could provide super-heroic powers to robots, but also humans.
Namely, this is that the elastic skin is equipped with sensors that register changes in the magnetic field and pressure, which makes it a unique wearable device. So artificial skins can not only mirror the functions of ordinary human skin, but can also detect unusual activities in the environment that might indicate an upcoming danger. It could have multiple applications, for example, for the disposal of radioactive and other hazardous materials, for rescue missions, and even for setting up medical diagnoses remotely.
The skin is waterproof, and is comfortable to wear, but it still does not look like a real skin, so scientists now work to make their creation as close as possible to the natural model.