A New Way to Make Robotic Sensors, Based on How the Body Heals Itself

Maria J. Danford

Influenced by the body’s pure wound-healing approach, Yale robotics researchers have designed a safer and more quickly way to manufacture sensors on to comfortable, deformable structures.

The process, designed in the lab of Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio, the John J. Lee Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Components Science, can be used to sensorize comfortable robots and wearables. The effects had been a short while ago published in Science Robotics.

A lot of comfortable robotic programs call for integrated sensors that can extend and conform alongside surface area contours. Above the last 10 years, composite elements designed from polymer and conductive

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