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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
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
NSF BioSensing & BioActuation/Hydrocarbons from Biomass Grants

A total of $22M-$29M funding is anticipated for 2009. 

2008/09/13 - 15:07 funding
ACADIA 2008: Silicon + Skin » Concepts of Nature and Technology / Biomimetics

2012/07/12: URL for this conference is no longer available - the post has been maintained since some of the papers below may be posted elsewhere

Six papers were presented in the Biomimetics track:

2008/09/01 - 10:29 research
Thoughtcrew | Biomimetics

Traditionally biomimetics or biomimcry is the application of lessons from nature to engineering, product or architectural problems. There are some great examples that are used to explain the biomimetic approach such as the Eifel Tower and Velcro. And whilst these may be disputed...

2008/09/01 - 10:15 websites
The Alien Next Door: Biomimicry

Nina Munteanu's blog has a number of posts tagged 'biomimicry', such as:

2008/08/26 - 20:34

An extensive post from 2004 on the history of biomimicry/biomimetics.  Sean Kennedy explores the research into spider silk as well as robotics based on cockroaches.  The post includes a number of references.

Thanks to...

2008/08/26 - 19:44 websites
Stanford Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab/RiSE Project

The Robotics in Scansorial Environments (RSE) project "is a collaboration among researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, Lewis & Clark University and Boston Dynamics Inc. to develop an agile climbing robot based on principles...

2008/08/23 - 13:54 research
First look at vast 'book of life'

"The first 30,000 pages have been unveiled of a vast encyclopedia which aims to catalogue every one of our planet's 1.8 million species.  The immense online resource is designed to greatly enhance our understanding of the world's diminishing biodiversity."

2008/08/20 - 14:58 databases, websites
Human Health Depends on Biodiversity | Greenr - Accelerate the Change!

"One of the key things that attracted me to the field of biomimicry was that it showed in very clear terms the value of protecting biodiversity.

Variety isn’t just the spice of life…it’s...

2008/08/15 - 13:29 books