The Independent published this video item, entitled “Scientists use living human skin on robot finger” – below is their description.
Scientists from the University of Tokyo, Japan, have started crafting living human skin on robots in a bid to make them look as human as possible.
The development has not only given their robotic finger a skin-like texture, but it is also water-repellent and has self-healing functions.
Looking as much like a real human as possible is one of the main goals for humanoid robots that interact with people, often in healthcare and service industries.
This human-like appearance can improve communication and make the machines more likeable, according to researchers.
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