Jellyfish-Inspired Electronic Skin

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Source: Aflo / NaturePL

Northern sea nettle (Chrysaora Melanaster) floating, with Mackerel fry ( Carangidae) Izu, Japan. January. Photo Credit: via Flickr CC by Japan Govt.

By: Sereniti Huff

There is this skin that can bring great accomplishments to prosthetic’s and robotics. It can sense changes in environmental pressure and flashes when it senses danger. They put two layers of stretchy, polydimethysiloxane, or PDMS film with silver nano-wires. They  produce an electrical signal in response to slight pressures, such as those created by a breeze or contact with a leaf.