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WILL IT BE USED ON THE LIVING IMAGE OF THE BEAST? Scientists Craft “Living Skin” For Robots, Further Blurring The Line Between Human And Machine

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Technologies are blurring the line between human and machine. Now, scientists are taking the next step: developing human-like skin for robots. Though it sounds like the stuff of science fiction, in a study published Thursday in the journal Matter, researchers described how they developed skin tissue for robots that looks and moves just like ours. “We have shown that living skin tissue can be used as a coating material for robots,” Shoji Takeuchi, an engineer at the University of Tokyo and lead author of the study, told Insider. “This result has the potential to make robots look more human-like.” To craft the skin, the team first submerged…(READ MORE)

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