Stretchy synaptic transistors can enhance, weaken device memories

Stretchy synaptic transistors can enhance, weaken device memories

Robotics and wearable devices might soon get a little smarter. Penn State engineers have developed a stretchy, wearable synaptic transistor that works like neurons in the brain to send signals to some cells and inhibit others in order to enhance and weaken the devices’ memories. Artificial synaptic transistors that exhibit similar excitatory and inhibitory behavior to the brain could provide diverse functionality and efficient computing in various applications. However, some of these applications, such as soft robotics and wearable electronics, …