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MIT 3D printing color changeable sensing robot skin

one day, robots, aircraft, cars and other machines may be covered with sensors all over the body. They are like a huge touch screen that can recognize the information you enter. However, to achieve this goal, scientists must develop robot skin with sensors that can respond to different environments

this is also the goal that a group of MIT researchers want to achieve. The color of the golden beetle will change when it is touched. Inspired by the characteristics of the beetle, these researchers developed this kind of robot skin

in order to produce their exquisite design, the team turned to 3D printing technology. They used a custom 3D printer called multifab with a floor area of 134000 square meters to make this T-shaped gadget. There is a small circular object on it. When the T-shaped crossbar is extended, its color will change. Performance characteristics of electro-hydraulic servo hydraulic universal testing machine multifab can print almost everything, from ultra-thin plastic shells full of sensors to storage and curing semiconductors

Subramanian Sundaram, the project leader, said: in essence, the connection between the sensor and (1) the insulation material AC is called the sensory motor path. We wanted to see if we could replicate sensory motion paths in a 3D printed object. Therefore, we consider using the simplest organism we can find

if you want to know more about it, researchers will show the whole creative process and its technical details on the MIT website. Please note that this is only a preliminary demonstration due to the limitation of equipment technology. They plan to continue to develop their technology. Moreover, the printed electronic skin may not only be able to receive all touch information, but also become different structures because they can be folded into complex 3D shapes. Some printable robots can even be assembled, and they are more autonomous than anything we have seen before

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