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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When bird meets machine, bioinspired flight

Working at a crossroad between biology and engineering, scientists have modeled and are now mimicking the ingenious natural design of falling geckoes, gliding snakes, cruising seagulls, flapping insects and ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in General Physics
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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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New biomimetic material to develop nanosensors

The new features of this biomimetic material will allow us to develop multiple nanometer-sized chemical sensors over the same substrate by electron beam lithography, as a result, multifunctional biochips ...

dateOct 03, 2013 in Nanophysics
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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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