Stretchable Solar-Powered Electronic Skin

Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao had developed new sensitive rubber-based ‘skin’ that can detect the touch of a fly or a particular biological molecule. This skin has been modified and improved to include new, stretchable solar cells that power the skin. The solar cells are able to stretch up to 30% of their normal size without any damage. This new ‘super skin’ has the potential for use on robots in order to perform functions beyond what human skin can do.

(Source: MedGadget)

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