Sensitive Skin for Robots

Scientists in robotics have been looking into artificial skin for a long time. Sensitive skin could make robots able to actually feel their environment. So far, however, there has been a serious obstacle for robot skin: computing power. The skin of a human contains 5 Million receptors. If there was artificial skin with a similar Read more about Sensitive Skin for Robots[…]

INVISIBILITY SKIN — Mind Blow #103

INVISIBILITY SKIN — Mind Blow #103

New research from Drexel University uncovered that a branch of army ants who lived underground for 60 million years moved to the surface 18 million years ago and regrew the vision-related parts and increased the size of their brains. And researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital are working on regenerating functional heart muscle – the first Read more about INVISIBILITY SKIN — Mind Blow #103[…]

Giant Robot, Electronic Skin and more — Mind Blow #117

Giant Robot, Electronic Skin and more — Mind Blow #117

Oolitic limestone blocks used to build the Pentagon and Empire State Building were made by microbes that lived up to 340 million years ago. So thanks for the building materials, microbes. And a study of ethnic groups on the Malay Peninsula found that hunter-gatherers are far more adept at identifying smells than farmers. The Semaq Read more about Giant Robot, Electronic Skin and more — Mind Blow #117[…]

PRINTING SKIN — Mind Blow #95

PRINTING SKIN — Mind Blow #95

This summer the University of Cambridge will begin field testing self-healing concrete that’s fueled by bacteria. And NASA would like to explore Jupiter’s moon Europa with a robotic space squid. Vsauce! Kevin here – this is Mind Blow. The worldwide leader in beauty products has partnered with a company that prints human skin. L’Oreal announced Read more about PRINTING SKIN — Mind Blow #95[…]