biomimetic

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November 5, 2018 | Source: IEEE Spectrum, spectrum.ieee.org, Evan Ackerman, 15 May 2018
Everything is better with lasers, especially tiny robot insects. For robots of all sizes, power is a fundamental problem. Any robot that moves is constrained in one way or another...
October 8, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army, arl.army.mil, 15 Mar 2018, ARL Public Affairs
"Enabling a breakthrough in robotic augmentation of high-tempo military maneuver and operations requires disrupting the notion of an intelligent system as a rigid multi-body...
October 8, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 28 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Researchers at Harvard University have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim, grasp delicate objects and even assist a beating heart, but none of these devices...
September 24, 2018 | Source: University of New Hampshire, unh.edu, 8 Aug 2018, Robbin Ray
Researchers say that the design principles described show a promising approach for increasing the mechanical performance of tiled composites of man-made materials. Since the...
September 10, 2018 | Source: Columbia University, engineering.columbia.edu, 7 Jun 2017, Holly Evarts
Researchers at Columbia Engineering have demonstrated for the first time a new technique that takes its inspiration from the nacre of oyster shells, a composite material that has...
July 30, 2018 | Source: Purdue University, purdue.edu, 25 June 2018, Emil Venere
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Super-resilient materials found in the animal kingdom owe their strength and toughness to a design strategy that causes cracks to follow the twisting...
July 16, 2018 | Source: Utah State University, 22 June 2018, Mary-Ann Muffoletto
Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy...
July 2, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 6 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
To build more aerodynamic machines, researchers are drawing inspiration from an unlikely source: the ocean. A team of evolutionary biologists and engineers at Harvard University,...
July 2, 2018 | Source: MIT News, news.mit.edu, 19 June 2018, David Chandler
MIT engineers develop a way to triple the survival time for swimmers in wetsuits. When Navy SEALs carry out dives in Arctic waters, or when rescue teams are diving under ice-...
June 7, 2018 | Source: Harvard Paulson School, seas.harvard.edu, 21 Feb 2018, Leah Burrows
Who needs legs? With their sleek bodies, snakes can slither up to 14 miles-per-hour, squeeze into tight space, scale trees and swim. How do they do it? It’s all in the scales. As...