Son Dong-hee, a Professor of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at SKKU and his research team has developed an artificial electronic skin made of stretchable semiconductor materials that can be self-healed at room temperature while enduring external shocks. The research was conducted jointly with Professor Zhenan Bao of Stanford University and Professor Oh Jin-young of Kyung Hee University. Artificial electronic skin with high flexibility developed by the research team can maintain self-healing functions without external stimuli. The artificial skin can also be used as a strain sensor by reacting sensitively to external pressure and these advantages are expected to be a great innovation in the development of the next generation of artificial electronic skin. The research is also expected to be the cornerstone of artificial skin technology for prosthetics and robots in the future. Prof. Song said, “The research has developed a new paradigm of flexible semiconductors and suggested the feasibility of smart artificial electronic skin similar to human skin.” The research was published on November 8th in the authoritative international journal, Science Advances.
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