Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on September 12th, 2002, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Bioinspiration holds great potential for humans: imagine quick, superstable robots capable of entering burning buildings, or artificial muscle for prosthetic limbs. Its creative process, based on an unlikely collaboration between biologists, mathematicians, and engineers, is also particularly important. “We extract principles of how animals move that allow us to build robots that nobody has built before.”

Taking design cues from the natural world, a Metropolis article accompanied by an interview with Robert Full, founder of the Poly-PEDAL Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley.

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