New camouflage technology modelled on cephalopod skin

A new camouflage system automatically reads its environment to blend into the background.

A team led by mechanical engineers at the University of Houston modelled the technology on the skin of cephalopods - marine animals including octopuses, squid and cuttlefish.

The flexible skin of the device is made of precise sensors and colour-changing materials allowing for autonomous background matching.

Applications for the technology range from defence or industry, to consumer products such as toys and wearable electronics.

Read more at The University of Houston