News tagged with biomimetics

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 ...

Oct 03, 2013
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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.

Aug 13, 2013
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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 ...

Jun 10, 2013
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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 ...

May 09, 2013
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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 ...

Nov 24, 2010
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Robots climb up the wall (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A robotics scientist from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheeba, Israel, has developed four different kinds of robots that climb up walls.

Jan 19, 2010 weblog
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