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  • Plant-inspired rearrangement of liquid in a porous structure for controlled swelling 20. September 2023
    Soft robots can adapt to dynamic environments without prior knowledge of their properties. Plants inspire mechanisms for counterbalancing dynamic loads by locally modulating compliance through anisotropic humidity-responsive materials and structures. In addition to well-known passive bilayers, plants may also actively control swelling. The combination of robust hygroscopic material-level response and simple electrical control makes active […]
    Yauheni Sarokin, Alvo Aabloo and Indrek Must
  • Controlling jumps through latches in small jumping robots 18. September 2023
    Small jumping robots can use springs to maximize jump performance, but they are typically not able to control the height of each jump owing to design constraints. This study explores the use of the jumper's latch, the component that mediates the release of energy stored in the spring, as a tool for controlling jumps. A […]
    Sathvik Divi, Ryan St. Pierre, Hui Min Foong and Sarah Bergbreiter
  • BECS-II: an updated bio-inspired electrocommunication system for small underwater robots 18. September 2023
    Some weakly electric fish can use electric signals to interact and communicate with each other in dark and complex underwater environments where traditional underwater communication fails. In our previous work, we developed a bio-inspired electrocommunication system (BECS) that serves as an effective alternative to traditional methods in this challenging underwater scenario performing communication at a […]
    Tansheng Chen, Hongjie He and Guangming Xie

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  • Synapse: Spark Biomimicry Ideas 26. August 2019
    Synapse by Biomimicry 3.8 is an environment for our staff to share their expertise and thought leadership in biomimicry with the world. It’s our way of inviting you to join us […] The post Synapse: Spark Biomimicry Ideas appeared first on Biomimicry 3.8.
  • Beautiful News South Africa implements Biomimicry into Town Design 27. June 2018
    “For us to coexist with nature I think we really need to humble ourselves and learn from nature,” Swain says. As the founder of the NPO BioWise, she uses biomimicry […] The post Beautiful News South Africa implements Biomimicry into Town Design appeared first on Biomimicry 3.8.
  • Impressive Impact: 2016-2018 Cohort Grads Ready to Lead 24. April 2018
    The newest set of Certified Biomimicry Professionals graduated during a ceremony in Kona, Hawaii The post Impressive Impact: 2016-2018 Cohort Grads Ready to Lead appeared first on Biomimicry 3.8.