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Bio-Robotics

Researchers are drawing on the animal kingdom for robot designs

Implications - Researchers are drawing on the movements of animals to inspire the designs for robots. The unique ways animals move and the characteristics that enable them to survive in the wild are being utilized for the advancement of robotic design. From movement to design, the animal kingdom could continue to inspire new designs within the robotic industry and add the touch of familiarity needed to bring robotics into the everyday household.
Workshop Question - Consumers feel a natural inclination towards biophilia; where can you take inspiration from nature and science to infuse your offerings with a stronger sense of trust?
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Futuristic Biohybrid Robots
Futuristic Biohybrid Robots
Case Western Reserve University's Bot Uses Muscles from a Sea Slug
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have built a biohybrid robot, or a robot that incorporates biological material in order to function—similar to cyborgs that populate the pages... MORE
Soft-Bodied Robotic Octopi
Soft-Bodied Robotic Octopi
The BioRobotics Institute Has Developed a Self-Propelling Octo-Bot
Researchers from the BioRobotics Institute at Scuola Superiore Sant-Anna in Pisa, Italy, have developed a robotic octopus that represents a huge leap forward for the field of soft robotic. That field,... MORE
Bio-Robotic Stingrays
Bio-Robotic Stingrays
Rat Muscle Was Used to Power a Bio-Hybrid Stingray
A research team at Harvard University’s Department of Bio-engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a bio-hybrid stingray robot. The biorobotic stingray is powered by rate muscle cells.... MORE
Robust Robotic Caterpillars
Robust Robotic Caterpillars
This Miniature Soft Robot Relies On Light As a Power Source
A group of scientists and researchers working out of the University of Warsaw in Poland have developed a high-tech robotic caterpillar that is unique in that it draws on plentiful external light as... MORE
Autonomous Octopus Robots
Autonomous Octopus Robots
This Soft Robot Was Developed By Harvard University Engineers
A group of engineers and scientists working out of Harvard University have developed an exceptionally high-tech soft robot whose form is inspired by the octopus. Aptly named the Octobot, this robot... MORE
Cockroach-Inspired Robots
Cockroach-Inspired Robots
The VelociRoACH Robot is Capable Of Climbing Up Stairs
A group of scientists and engineers working out of the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab over at the University of California at Berkeley have devised an incredible new cockroach-inspired robot that is... MORE

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