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Welcome - MENRVA Research Group at SFU

The MENRVA research group at Simon Fraser University is led by Professor Carlo Menon, winner of the 2007 BIONIS Award in Biomimetics (he presented...

2008/11/07 - 09:55 research
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Research Projects of the St.F.X. Biomechanics Laboratory

St. Frances Xavier University (Nova Scotia) is engaged in research on:

  • elastin, lamprin and myxinin (comparative study of non-collagen based carilages)
  • microfibrils and role in elasticity of arteries
  • abductin (provides passive but rapid and efficient opening...
2008/11/03 - 14:34 research
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IEEE BIOROB 2008
2008/10/28 - 10:34 biomedical, conferences
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Biologically Inspired Textiles - Using Nature to Create Better Textiles

Biologically inspired textiles from Woodhead Publishing is a pioneering new book that examines how biomimetics are...

2008/10/20 - 18:25 books
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Swarm-bots could boldly go where no man has gone before

An award-winning IST research team has developed highly unusual mini-robots, or swarm-bots, that work as a team to overcome challenges. While their cooperative...

2008/10/06 - 11:19 research, robotics
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Robots, the bizarre and the beautiful

“Nature is a rich source of design ideas,” notes Bruno Siciliano, robotics researcher and dissemination officer for EURON. “Nature has...

2008/10/06 - 11:10 research
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Peter Head: Entering an Ecological Age | Arup

"Drawing experience with projects such as Dongtan Eco-city in China, Peter Head’s Brunel International Lecture explained how we can develop and retrofit urban centres to improve resource efficiency while...

2008/10/04 - 14:19 research
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Ralph L. Knowles: Architecture, Nature and Context

2012/02/23 added Additional Readings

This website contains a fascinating set of papers exploring how natural forces (sun, gravity, wind), rhythms and rituals can be creative elements in architectural design.  Although designing to a...

2008/09/23 - 10:21 architecture, research, websites
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Interview with Julian Vincent

Susana Soares interviewed Julian Vincent, professor of Biomimetics at the University of Bath and director of Biomimetic and Natural Technologies.   The 11.5 minute video clip starts with a discussion about how to "get engineers...

2008/09/13 - 19:28 research, Vincent
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MIT Ocean Engineering - RoboTuna

2008/10/20 updated with a comment pointing to a weblog entry with additional information about RoboTuna and complementary work by Prof. Joseph Ayers

2008/09/13 - 15:43 research, robotics
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