Artificial Skin for Cognitive Systems (image) Technische Universitaet Muenchen Caption CellulARSkin provides a framework for a robust and self-organizing surface sensor network. The basic unit is a flat, six-sided package of electronic components including a low-power-consumption microprocessor as well as sensors that detect pre-touch proximity, pressure, vibration, temperature, and even movement in three-dimensional space. Any number of these individual "cells" can be networked together in a honeycomb pattern, protected in the current prototype by a rubbery skin of molded elastomer. Credit A. Heddergott / TUM Usage Restrictions This photo may be freely used in news coverage of TUM. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.