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Graphene Elastomer to mimic human skin

Scientists in Australia have announced a soft elastomer that can be used to create artificial skin but with a greater sensitivitiy than out own skin that allows us to pick up and hold objects without breaking them.

The G-elastomer, as they call it, is very sensitive to pressure and vibration across a wide range that exceeds our own skin and the elastomer is believed to be a self stacking sol gel (SSG) with the graphene inserted between the layers when it is co-formed with the gel.

Applications are proposed as highly sensitive skin for tactile robots that might help care for the elderly, perform surgical operations or provide prosthetic hands as well as the next generation of felxible electronics.

To read more follow the link to Revolutionary new graphene elastomer exceeds sensitivity of human skin

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