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Innovation inspired by nature: capabilities, potentials and challenges

Show simple item record Bar-Cohen, Yoseph 2012-11-13T23:44:44Z 2012-11-13T23:44:44Z 2012-08-12
dc.identifier.citation SPIE Conference: Photonic Innovations and Solutions for Complex Environments and Systems (PISCES), San Diego, California, August 12, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-2227
dc.description.abstract Through evolution, nature came up with many effective solutions to its challenges and continually improving them. By mimicking, coping and being inspired, humans have been using Nature’s solutions to address their own challenges. In recent years, the implementation of nature’s capabilities has intensified with our growing understanding of the various biological and nastic mechanisms and processes. Successes include even the making of humanlike robots that perform such lifelike tasks as walking, talking, making eye-contact, interpreting speech and facial expressions, as well as many other humanlike functions. Generally, once humans are able to implement a function then, thru rapid advances in technology, capabilities are developed that can significantly exceed the original source of inspiration in Nature. Examples include flight where there is no species that can fly as high, carry so much mass, has so large dimensions and fly so fast, and operate at as such extreme conditions as our aircraft and other aerospace systems. However, using the capabilities of today’s technology, there are many challenges that are not feasible to address in mimicking characteristics of species and plants. In this manuscript, state-of-the-art of biomimetic capabilities, potentials and challenges are reviewed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Biomimetics en_US
dc.subject Robotics en_US
dc.subject Sensors en_US
dc.subject Actuators en_US
dc.subject Biologically inspired technologies en_US
dc.title Innovation inspired by nature: capabilities, potentials and challenges en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics en_US

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