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Robot Finger’s Living Skin Stretches, Heals Like the Real Thing
Researchers in Japan have given a plastic robot finger a layered coating made from actual, living skin cells. Next, they aim to add hair and sweat glands.
Robot Finger’s Living Skin Stretches, Heals Like the Real Thing
Robot Finger’s Living Skin Stretches, Heals Like the Real Thing

Researchers in Japan have given a plastic robot finger a layered coating made from actual, living skin cells. Next, they aim to add hair and sweat glands.

Researchers in Japan have given a plastic robot finger a layered coating made from actual, living skin cells. Next, they aim to add hair and sweat glands.

ABOVE: Shoji Takeuchi
dermal cells
Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin
The Scientist Staff | Aug 25, 2017
In a developing chicken embryo, skin cells pull on each other, forming multicellular mounds that eventually turn into properly-spaced feathers.