Super elastic electroluminescent 'skin' to create mood robots -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Super elastic electroluminescent 'skin' to create mood robots

Imagine a health care robot that could display the patient's temperature and pulse, and even reacts to a patient's mood. It sounds futuristic, but a team of Cornell graduate students - led by Rob Shepherd, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering - has developed an electroluminescent "skin" that stretches to more than six times its original size while still emitting light.

03/15/2016

Photo: Stretchable display with blue dots

These are multi-pixel electroluminescent displays fabricated via replica molding. The device measures 5 mm thick, with each of the 64 pixels measuring 4 mm. It can be deformed and stretched in various ways; ©Science, Organic Robotics Lab at Cornell University