Helicopters that feel pain? U.S. Army gives Clemson professor $1M to develop smart skin

A mechanical engineer at Clemson has built a laminate that feels pain, and the U.S. Army is paying him nearly $1 million to apply his ideas to military aircraft.

Associate professor Oliver J. Myers and his graduate assistant, Brandon Williams, have developed a three-ply skin that could ultimately send real-time data to operators when key components of a vehicle hit something, are approaching fatigue, cracking, or, in the case of warfare, have taken a bullet.




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