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In Japan, a robot was created from human cells that can smile

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun29,2024

In Japan, a robot was created from human cells that can smile

In Japan, scientists from the University of Tokyo created a robotic face from human skin grown in a laboratory.

This is reported by Open with a link on MailOnline.

According to the inventors, the skin not only looks like the real thing, but is also capable of self-healing after damage.

Engineered skin tissue is made by taking a sample of human skin cells and growing them in laboratories.

“These human skin cells are mainly harvested from excess skin obtained during surgeries. Cultured skin has the same composition as human skin and is also used as a graft material for people with severe burns or injuries,”, – explained the co-author of the study, Michio Kawai.

To fix the skin cells on the rubber base, the scientists used collagen gel, and for better formation, they added blood plasma.

To confirm that the artificial skin is suitable for the face robots, scientists applied it to the 3D shape of the face. It was resistant to stretching and held firmly on the artificial face after a week of cell cultivation. And on the 2D shape of the face, the scientists even managed to make the robot smile by using analogues of facial muscles.

This technology can also help to understand how facial wrinkles form on human skin and how to prevent them.

In general, this invention aims to expand the capabilities of robots in the field of communication, self-healing and human-like touch.

In the future, scientists plan to "teach" work on various facial expressions by integrating complex drives, similar to muscles, inside it.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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