Yale Researchers Develop ‘Robotic Skins’ that Can Turn Any Inanimate Object into Robot

Published by , October 1, 2018 1:13 pm

(ABCNews) Researchers at Yale University have developed “robotic skins” that can turn any inanimate object into a robot, the school announced. The robotic skins are made of elastic sheets with sensors that activates an object from the surface. Led by Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Yale, the team received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation that begins on Oct. 1.
“It’s wonderful news,” Kramer-Bottiglio said of receiving the grant, believing that the project will yield a “significant advancement in the engineering science of soft robotics.”

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