28 Sep '15, 2pm

"Chameleon-inspired stretchable e-skin could give robots the camouflage they need" See

"Chameleon-inspired stretchable e-skin could give robots the camouflage they need" See

The chameleon-inspired electric skin is an advantageous material to be used in wearable devices, artificial prosthetics, and smart robots. Developed by experts at Stanford University, a new electric skin (e-skin) has a fabricated stretchable, color-changing, pressure-sensitive material, that is the closest we have seen to an artificial chameleon skin. Applying varying amounts of pressure to the skin causes it to change colors, as the pressure indirectly alters the chemical structure and optical properties of the "electrochromic" material. The e-skin is intended to make use in interactive wearable devices, artificial prosthetics, and smart robots. Prior to the e-skin introduction, other materials have been created that can change color, and few have been touch-sensitive, but this is the first to be extremely stretchable. For the first time, this new skin combines all three ...

Full article: http://www.electronicproducts.com/Biotech/Wearables/Chame...

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