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SciNews: Octopus-like electroluminescent skin


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Researchers developed an artificial skin that can stretch, sense pressure and emit light, demonstrating a level of multi-functionality seen in the skin of cephalopods like octopuses. A soft robot demonstrates these combined capabilities by stretching and emitting light as it moves.

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Highly stretchable electroluminescent skin for optical signaling and tactile sensing
C. Larson, B. Peele, S. Li, S. Robinson, M. Totaro, L. Beccai, B. Mazzolai, R. Shepherd
Science DOI: 10.1126/science.aac5082

 

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