Temperature sensor for artificial skin

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The flexible sensor film (transparent) can measure the temperature of a heating plate (white). In red is a gripping device. (Photograph: Raffaele di Giacomo / ETH Zurich)

The capacity to detect temperature changes is an important function of the human skin. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a highly sensitive and, at the same time, flexible temperature sensor, which could soon be used in prosthetic limbs and robotic arms. ETH-News