SkinBot: A Wearable Skin Climbing Robot

A. Dementyev, J. Hernandez, S. Follmer, I. Choi, and J. Paradiso. "SkinBot: A Wearable Skin Climbing Robot." ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, October 2017.


We introduce SkinBot; a lightweight robot that moves over the skin surface with a two-legged suction-based locomotion mechanism and that captures a wide range of body parameters with an exchangeable multipurpose sensing module. We believe that robots that live on our skin such as SkinBot will enable a more systematic study of the human body and will offer great opportunities to advance many areas such as telemedicine, human-computer interfaces, body care, and fashion.

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