(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.