A research team from the Technical University of Munich, lead by Prof. Gordon Cheng, has developed a combination of artificial skin and control algorithms to create the first autonomous humanoid robot with full-body artificial skin.
The project is made up of hexagonal cells that are individually equipped with microprocessors and sensors that would be the one to detect the movements in contact with the artificial skin.
The origin of the project in detail can be traced back a decade ago with the works of Gordon Cheng and is now have a project title of H-1.
H1 is a sensory skin-covered project that can give of a similar humane sensation if hugged and touched.
Because the skin consists of cells, and not a single piece of material, it remains functional even if some cells stop working.
Many theories about how further are we to totally creating a ‘close-to-the-real-thing’ human android.