Rubbery Semiconductor Could Allow Doctors to Practice Remotely

Interesting Engineering | Sep 17, 2020 at 9:08 PM
  • A robotic hand that functions similarly to a human hand would allow doctors to remotely treat patients across the globe for all sorts of ailments.
  • Now, researchers from the University of Houston have designed and produced a smart electronic skin and a medical robotic hand that uses a newly invented rubbery semiconductor with high carrier mobility to assess vital diagnostic data.
  • The technology could have a wide range of applications for soft robotics, from robots made to explore harsh environments, disaster response robots, and medical robotic applications.