Robot now can heal its own electronic skin



Web Desk: Robots are gaining popularity but they are mostly rigid and easily be damaged and it is difficult for them to repair. Scientists have found the solution of it by giving them thicker skins.

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have found a way to avoid surface damage and electrical failure in robots by giving them a polymer coating. Microdroplets of a gallium-indium-based metal, was also injected that make a material flexible and sock-resistant.

The material is halfway between solid and liquid that can resist any damage and stretch. Self-healing electronic skin has been built to give a new level of strength to robots. The material simply heals itself by creating new electrical pathways to transfer signals.

The inspiration for the material is the human nervous system, which transfer electrical signals and heals itself over time when damaged.

Source: Indiatimes