Self-Healing Robot Skin Grows Back Together When Cut

September 19, 2013

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This is a video from a top-secret branch of the government that has been tasked with developing a race of sentient robots that will overthrow humanity and heat their houses with our bones. Just kidding, it's from scientists in Spain demonstrating a new self-healing polymer than grows back together after being cut. *shaking fist at pants* UNLIKE PENISES.

the polymer behaves as if it was alive, always healing itself and has dubbed it a "terminator" polymer - a tribute to the shape-shifting, molten T-1000 terminator robot from the Terminator 2 film. It acts as a velcro-like sealant or adhesive, displaying an impressive 97% healing efficiency in just two hours and does not break when stretched manually.

I don't understand how a group of scientists can develop a self-healing polymer but the highest quality Youtube video they can upload is 240p. You think they're afraid we'll be able to see where they cut the film and faked the whole thing? That's my guess. It's not a very good guess mind you, but I also suck at those jelly-beans-in-a-jar contests.

Hit the jump for a brief demo.

Thanks to Has It All and E V I L A R E S, who agree it would be awesome if Ben & Jerry's ice cream pints were self healing so they regenerated whenever you put them back in the freezer.

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