Robotic Skin turns everyday objects into robots

26 September 2018
Presented by Izzie Clarke.


Robotic arm man


Imagine going into space. You’ve got your kit, you’re blasted into darkness, you’re ready to discover the unknown but then your equipment doesn’t quite fit the task required. How can you prepare for that? This is a reality that space engineers and robotic experts are trying to facing every day. Now, researchers from Yale think they’ve got an answer. They’ve developed something called “Omniskin” - a sheet of material that can animate everyday objects and turn them into robots. Izzie Clarke spoke to study author Joran Booth...


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