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“biomimicry”

Oct 13, 2014 01:45 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Robotic systems inspired by elephant trunks, octopus arms and other structures found in nature could have a variety of space applications.
Oct 7, 2014 01:45 PM ET // Elizabeth Palermo, LiveScience
Researchers have figured out how to use artificial photonic materials to mimic the butterfly's attractive light show.
Oct 2, 2014 10:08 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Shiny blue and green cells on the lips of the giant clam redirect photons from sunlight deep inside.
Oct 2, 2014 12:05 PM ET // Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum
By using its head and tail as legs, this robot can stand up and walk around.
Sep 25, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum
A soft and supple silicone web has nearly doubled the speed of the roboctopus.
Sep 19, 2014 12:01 PM ET // Eric Niiler
Soft-bodied robots are able to squeeze into tight places while still maintaining their strength and gripping power.
Sep 2, 2014 04:52 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
Robotic falcons to be used to scare off smaller birds from areas they're not wanted. Continue reading →
Aug 21, 2014 04:35 PM ET // Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum
NASA is testing robots that will work together to find minerals, metals and more in space.
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