Sunday, August 23, 2009

Imitating nature

A pair of biomimicry related videos:

ECCE the anthropomimetic robot: A robot with all the inner structures and mechanisms of a human (including bones, joints, muscles, and tendons), giving it a greater potential for human-like action and interaction in the world.

TED Talks: Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action: Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you'll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of new products that take their cue from nature with spectacular results.

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