series of lectures: Biologically inspired robotics: ideas and success stories
Faculty of Science and Technology
Humans have always been fascinated by nature and have constantly made efforts to mimic it. Recent advancements in technology and science have allowed to begin to understand and implement nature’s principles like never before, and to engineer novel devices and design effective techniques.
The core idea of this new research field, now called as biomimetics (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate), is that nature, by necessity and natural selection, has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Thus, animals and plants are the consummate engineers.
The aim of the seminar is to give an overview of how forms and mechanisms found in nature have increasingly inspired robotic researchers to generate new ideas and effective solutions.
Eng. Renato Vidoni, PhD - Faculty of Science and Technology -FUB
Room D003, Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1, Bozen-Bolzano