cyberpunk skin
Touchy-feely: New force-detecting synthetic skin gives robots a sense of touch
A smart skin developed by Chinese engineers may help robots – and people with prosthetic limbs – get in touch with the world around them.

Re: @emmajanelee  …What humans won’t create, AI inevitably will. By giving robots sensory faculties ahead of AI coming into its own, robots will be able to sympathize with humans on the level of feeling. They will know pain, they will know pleasure. Without this tech, they would only have a purely theoretical understanding as opposed to an experiential sense; and with this knowledge, presuming at the very least an amoral sentience, it can at least take basic precautions to avoid inflicting pain.