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University of Tokyo Creates Sensor Packed Skins

By: Michael Plishka (Talented) May 21, 09

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have found a way to manufacture highly stretchable and yet conductive materials.

While other conductive materials exist, none so far have the stretchiness or the non-variable conductivity that this material does.

Using nanotechnology, this material can be stretched to almost double its length and can be used to boldly go where sensors were not able to go before. Not only does this material lend itself to creating robotic artificial skins and sensors for curved surfaces, but it can also supply electronic power to these curved surfaces.

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