Robot skin heals -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

A robotic finger with living skin tissue points to future manufacturing methods

17/06/2022

Image: two pictures of the robot finger with the grown skin, in the image left, it is stretching and on the right side bending; Copyright: Shoji Takeuchi

The main advantage of growing skin on the finger directly is that it’s always going to be a perfect fit, allowing the device to bend easily. If the skin was cut from a flat sheet and adhered to the finger, the imperfect shapes and seams would interfere with the movement.