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Technology | Next-Generation Artificial Skin can be used for skin grafting and Robotics

Remember the evil robot Ash from the movie Aliens, or Lieutenant Data from Star Track the next generation? Well the new trials for Artificial Skin were a success, showing that the developments in artificial skin production are very close to the real thing. So paired with recent developments in robotics, things could start to get really interesting. The study produced a Gel-like scaffolding populated with blood and lymph cells. After a period of incubation, the skin was grafted onto a test subject and actually did regulate fluid content meaning that it was able to repair itself the way human skin repairs itself after a cut or injury. Technology is advancing at a rate unparalleled in centuries past. (iflscience.com)