News tagged with biomimetic

From nature, robots

(PhysOrg.com) -- To a robot designer like Sangbae Kim, the animal kingdom is full of inspiration. "I always look at animals and ask why they are the way they are," says Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Robotics
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RoboBees get smart in pollen pursuit

(Phys.org) —When a scout honeybee returns to the hive, she performs a "waggle dance," looping and shaking her rear end in particular patterns to direct her comrades toward the jackpot of nectar and pollen ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Social robots see smell

"The thing that's been missing in robotics is a sense of smell," said biology professor Joseph Ayers.

dateAug 13, 2013 in Robotics
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How long do insects last?

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have shown that although insects are made from one of the toughest natural materials, their legs and wings can wear out over time. The findings have been just published in the Journal of ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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