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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.

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