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Electric Skin created at Berkeley and Stanford

There have been so many news stories lately that convince me we will finally be able to check off cyborg on that list of things my generation is still waiting for. Zhenan Bao, a chemist at Stanford, has used a method called polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to create a pressure sensitive skin that is 1000 times more responsive than human skin. Meanwhile at Berkeley inSan Fransisco, researchers there weaved nanowire semiconductors with rubber to form a low power pressure sensitive synthetic skin.  Continue reading Electric Skin created at Berkeley and Stanford