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Researchers are developing a new electronic skin for robotic arms that can withstand extreme cold

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May26,2024

Researchers develop new electronic skin for robotic arms that can withstand extreme cold

Chinese researchers have made a breakthrough in robotics by developing new electronic skin for robotic arms that can withstand the brutal cold of polar exploration . This innovation promises to significantly expand the capabilities of robots operating in these extreme conditions.

The new electronic skin boasts impressive resistance to extreme cold, functioning effectively even at temperatures as low as minus 78 degrees Celsius. This makes it an ideal solution for polar robots, allowing them to operate in harsh environments that would normally render traditional electronics useless.

In addition to being cold resistant, e-skin also provides robots with increased agility. It gives them a sense of touch, allowing them to feel pressure and accurately recognize the shapes of objects and even certain symbols. This tactile feedback significantly improves the robot's ability to interact with its environment and perform tasks more efficiently.

Electronic skin also has the ability to self-heal. Even if it is damaged in extreme cold, its transmission properties can be fully restored. This ensures that the robots can continue to perform their missions despite minor breaks or malfunctions.

This achievement builds on the research team's previous success in developing an all-weather self-healing electronic skin in 2020. The new version represents a significant improvement, specifically designed to meet the cold challenges of polar exploration. Researchers are optimistic about the potential of the technology, predicting that its application will extend beyond polar research and benefit various fields of scientific research.

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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