Robo-Cop-A-Feel: Tokyo lab develops E-Skin for next-gen robots

Good news for all the morally challenged robot fetishists eagerly waiting for the ultimate fem-bot to be created—when they arrive in stores they will have touch sensitive skin. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have created "e-skin" that conducts electricity and can be used for covering all manner of robots. One of the project researchers told the press, "As robots enter our everyday life, they need to have sensors everywhere on their bodies like humans…"

Created by grinding carbon nanotubes with an ionic liquid the researchers say the rubberized material might even one day be used for human enhancements. That's right, not only will the early adopter robots be touch sensitive, but when humanity reaches the Borg stage our rubber skin interfaces will already be old hat.

VIA AFP