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New ‘Skin' Makes Household Objects Into Robots

1 month ago   |   By Inquisitr

Ever wish you could make your favorite plush toy from your childhood walk around, or give your daughter a wave? Many of us might like to see our old Cabbage Patch doll walk over and try to open the fridge or to set our kid's teddy bear on the floor and watch it crawl toward the family cat. Well, now we have that option.
Scientists have discovered a way to create skins, which fit over objects. And there are infinite ways we could use this new robotic technology. Applications include using these skins to access small, unreachable spaces. Researchers also hope these could someday move tools...
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