The image of indestructible and menacing creatures such as the cinema to conveyed for years is now well rooted in the collective unconscious. Some researchers such as Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro are their Humanoids of a plastic skin to make them more humane. Athanassia Athanassiou, researcher has the head of the research group on intelligent materials of the Italian Institute of technology (IIT) proposes to go further in code. It is developing a bio-degradable skin. Also do not use polluting plastics, this material makes the deadly robot somehow. An alternative approach to make more easily acceptable Humanoids by humans.
Source : “Biodegradable bodies for more eco-friendly robots”, Reuters, January 19, 2016