Robotic Age Research

Practice incorporating relevant research in your written responses.

7 Amazing Examples of Biomimicry – Biomimicry looks to nature and natural systems for inspiration. After millions of years of tinkering, Mother Nature has worked out some effective processes. In nature, there is no such thing as waste — anything left over from one animal or plant is food for another species. Inefficiency doesn’t last long in nature, and human engineers and designers often look there for solutions to modern problems.

5 Ways Cyborg Insects Could Change the World – Why do insects make such great candidates to become cyborgs? And what are we learning from cyborg insects that could help design better aircraft, or unlock the secrets of the human brain?

Robotic Zoo: Ten Animal-Inspired Robots – Animals, from snakes or dogs to butterflies, remain a constant source of inspiration for robotics researchers.

From Terminator to Pollinator: Bees Go Robotic – Robotics engineers are buzzing about a machine with potentially transformative implications for agriculture, surveillance, and mapping: the “robobee.”

Wikipedia: Biomimicry – Learn about the history, fabrication, biologically inspired engineering, and additional uses

Biomimicry: Designing the Future with Mother Nature’s Help – From robot snakes to breathable mattresses designed after honeycombs, more innovative designs are using the art and science of biomimicry. The field of biomimicry has already given consumers hundreds of products and devices that are based on nature.

Biomimicry Institute – What could nature teach us?

The Best of Biomimicry (Gallery) – 10 pictures that recount biomimicry throughout history


Your team can also find research here – PP#2 – Robotic Age


Good luck as you learn more about “Robotic Age” in practice problem #2!

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