The State-of-the-Art in Biomimetics

  • Nathan F. Lepora
  • Paul F. M. J. Verschure
  • Tony J. Prescott
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7375)

Abstract

Biomimetics is the development of novel technologies through the distillation of principles from the study of biological systems. It can, in principle, extend to all fields of biological research from physiology and molecular biology to ecology, and from zoology to botany. Another key focus is on complete behaving systems in the form of biomimetic robots. Historically, the term was first used by Otto Schmitt during the 1950s, when he described a biological approach to engineering that he termed biomimetics.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan F. Lepora
    • 1
  • Paul F. M. J. Verschure
    • 2
  • Tony J. Prescott
    • 1
  1. 1.ABRG, Department of PsychologyUniversity of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.SPECS, Department of TechnologyUniversitat Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

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