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Robot’s Living Skin Heals

University of Tokyo researchers created a controllable robotic finger covered with living skin tissue. It has living cells and supporting organic material grown on top of it, providing shaping and strength. As the skin is soft and can heal…

Robots—Observation Leads to Empathy

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science engineers created a robot that can visually predict how a partner robot will behave—and the result is a smidgeon of empathy. Columbia’s “Robot Theory of Mind" concept predicts…