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Introduction

  • Bharat Bhushan
Chapter
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

Biomimetics means mimicking biology or nature. Biomimetics allows biologically inspired design, adaptation, or derivation from nature. The word biomimetics was coined by polymath Otto Schmitt in 1957, who, in his doctoral research, developed a physical device that mimicked the electrical action of a nerve.

Keywords

Silk Fiber Water Strider Biomimetic Material Shark Skin Sticky Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- and Nanotechnology and BiomimeticsOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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