Photo Credit: Credit: Vladimir Lumelsky, NASA GSFC
Is the latest thing in fashion jewelry? A new version of Wonder Woman’s power bracelets? A portable heater?
Don’t peek at the answer until you’ve given this a good try! Then, scroll down a bit and the truth will be revealed to you.
No, it’s a new kind of skin designed to allow robots to feel things more like humans do, and use that tactile information to help them interpret their environment. The skin contains over 1000 infrared sensors to detect an object and send that information to the robot’s brain.