A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that’s straight out of Westworld

A Stanford engineer is making stretchable, flexible skin that’s straight out of Westworld

(Greenwich Time, 3/25/17)

Ask Zhenan Bao why she went from designing batteries to creating synthetic, human-like skin and she’ll give you a simple answer.

“I decided it was time to start helping people,” Bao, a chemical engineering professor at Stanford, tells Business Insider.

Bao’s 17-member Stanford team is developing is flexible, stretchable skin that can sense touch and temperature. In those ways, it’s a lot like the stuff that sheathes the robotic bodies of Westworld characters. But this skin isn’t for robots. It’s for people.

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