Fungal Sensing Skin [post]

Andrew Adamatzky, Antoni Gandia, Alessandro Chiolerio
2020 unpublished
BackgroundA fungal skin is a thin exible sheet of a living homogeneous mycelium made by a lamentous fungus. The skin could be used in future living architectures of adaptive buildings and as a sensing living skin for soft self-growing/adaptive robots.ResultsIn experimental laboratory studies we demonstrate that the fungal skin is capable for recognising mechanical and optical stimulation. The skin reacts dierently to loading of a weight, removal of the weight, and switching illumination on and
more » ... ff.ConclusionsThese are the rst experimental evidences that fungal materials can be used not only as mechanical 'skeletons' in architecture and robotics but also as intelligent skins capable for recognition of external stimuli and sensorial fusion.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:ia4tyvvgkvci5fkbx24vcd6vmu