I always think that the next target application of multi touch is robots.
"... there are several possible applications for which something called robot skin might be needed. The first is a flexible human-like skin to cover the bodies of androids or prosthetic devices. "
Source: There's More Than One Way to Skin a Robot (robots.net)
Updated November 18, 2009
I googled some more links about robot skins and here are a few of them.
- Robots Get Soft, Human-Like Skin
- Robot beauty goes skin-deep
- Flexible sensors make robot skin
- Robot Skin Soft Like Yours
- High-Tech Robot Skin