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Slipping into this ‘skin’ turns any object into a robot

Robotic skins could have a place in space (and on stuffed animals).
A piece of blue fabric with electronics attached

New 'Robotic Skins' technology developed by Yale researchers allows users to turn everyday objects into robots.

Yale University

When you think of , usually you think of a 3D being that manipulates the world around it. But Yale University researchers took a different tack, turning away from nature to design “robotic skins” that wrap around

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