An artificial skin was developed by scientists who claimed to have made it more sensitive and advanced than humans. The newly developed skin has more advanced sensing features than the human skin. This artificially developed skin can sense approaching objects without even touching them.
The Touchless Sensitivity
Humans’ skin is sensitive to things it touches, which is a well established fact, due to the presence of around 5 million sensory receptors. But scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a far more superior skin to that of humans. This artificial skin can detect and sense approaching objects without any touch.
The synthetic skin could give amputees new ways to feel and perceive their surroundings, the researchers said. This highly advanced skin can play an important role in next generation “robotic perception technologies superior to existing tactile sensors.” an assistant professor, Yifan Wang said. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers created an artificial skin in 2022 that could detect temperature, pressure, and even whether or not anything is poisonous.