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Biomimetics Engineering from Biology
 

Summary: Biomimetics
or
Engineering from Biology
Hari Dharan
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Berkeley
April 17, 2009
Berkeley Composites Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley
http://bcl.me.berkeley.edu
Biomimetics = copying nature
!!Is it a suitable name?
!!"Biomimetics" copying only?
!!"Biologically-Inspired Design"
!!"Engineering from Biology"
Definition
!!It is not "biology for engineers".
!!It is not "imitating" or "copying" biology.
!!It is not "reverse-engineering" biology.
!!It is not "understanding nature better", though it
may suggest new hypotheses for the biologist.

  

Source: Agogino, Alice M. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

 

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