Scientists turn to synthetic skin in effort to build a better robot

01/24/2012 | (Canada)

Researchers at the University of Ottawa say they're developing synthetic skin that could help a robot develop finely honed tactile senses, mimic human facial expressions and even maintain a body temperature. The hope is that with synthetic skin and the introduction of an anatomically correct skull, the robot can perform nursing work and other jobs where a more user-friendly experience is required.

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