lec18 Bio inspired engineering

lec18 Bio inspired engineering - EE 480/580 Biomedical...

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1 Biomedical Electronics Lecture 19 EE 480/580
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2 Today . Bio-Inspired Engineering Also known as b Bionics b Biomimetics b Biognosis b Biomimicry b Learning from nature; the application of methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology
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How? Imitation: Imitate certain capabilities found in nature Inspiration: Augment them with human ingenuity For example: The design and function of fins was copied from the legs of water creatures such as the seal, goose, and frog Flying was inspired by birds but augmented by human developed capabilities Learning from nature
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4 Virtual Creatures: graphical creatures that model real world physics and biological characteristics to simulate lifelike behavior Real Creatures: robots or complete systems that operate similarly to biological creatures and possibly operate autonomously Hybrid Creatures: components or system elements that can be either attached to the human body to augment its operation (potentially used as human implants) or integrated into machines Biomimetic Design
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5 Dreams of Robotics Robots that can: fly like a dragonfly adhere to walls like a gecko, reconfigure its body like an octopus process complex 3D images chemically generate and store energy self-grow self-replicate self-repair upon injury
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Smart fabrics that can: adapt to the texture, patterns, and shape of its surroundings, just as many animals do in order to camouflage themselves from potential danger. Prosthetic implants that may
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course EE 580 taught by Professor Dr.natalialitchinister during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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