Biologically Inspired Design: Computational Methods and by Ashok K Goel, Daniel A McAdams, Robert B. Stone

By Ashok K Goel, Daniel A McAdams, Robert B. Stone

From easy instances similar to hook and latch attachments present in Velcro to articulated-wing flying automobiles, biology frequently has been used to motivate many artistic layout principles. The medical problem now's to remodel the paradigm right into a repeatable and scalable method. Biologically encouraged layout explores computational ideas and instruments that may support combine the strategy into layout practice.

With an inspiring foreword from Janine Benyus, Biologically encouraged layout includes a dozen chapters written through many of the best students within the transdisciplinary box of bioinspired layout, equivalent to Frank Fish, Julian Vincent and Jeannette Yen from biology, and Amaresk Chakrabarti, Satyandra Gupta and Li Shu from engineering. established partially on discussions at workshops backed by way of the USA nationwide technology origin, this quantity introduces and develops a number of tools and instruments for bioinspired layout including:

Information-processing theories,
Natural language techniques,
Knowledge-based instruments, and
Functional ways and Pedagogical techniques.

By exploring those primary theories, innovations and instruments for assisting biologically encouraged layout, this quantity presents a complete source for layout practitioners wishing to discover the paradigm, a useful consultant to layout educators drawn to instructing the tactic, and a initial interpreting for layout researchers eager to examine bioinspired design.

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J Mech Des 122(4):359–370. 1289637 The Earth Awards (2010) Systems winner. org/site/systems-win/ Vattam SS, Goel AK (2011) Foraging for inspiration: understanding and supporting the online information seeking practices of biologically inspired designers. ASME Conf Proc 2011(54860):177–186. 1115/DETC2011-48238 Vattam SS, Helms ME, Goel AK (2010) A content account of creative analogies in biologically inspired design. Artif Intell Eng Des Anal Manuf 24:467–481. 1017/S08900604 1000034X Vincent JFV, Bogatyreva OA, Bogatyrev NR, Bowyer A, Pahl AK (2006) Biomimetics: its practice and theory.

Deldin and M. 1 Strategy Pages All the biological content on AskNature is captured on strategy pages. As of January 2013, the AskNature database contains over 1,600 biological strategy pages. Strategies are solutions a given organism or ecosystem uses to meet functional challenges. Each strategy page consists of a carefully crafted title, a short sentence explaining the essence of the biological strategy, the strategy’s place within the Biomimicry Taxonomy, a scientific excerpt, biomimetic application ideas and/or links to biomimetic product pages, and links to scientific references via Google Scholar or Scirus.

The second direction, the problem-driven approach is more widely practiced, promoted, as well as studied. Since much of the general methods on biomimetic design support this approach, this section is devoted to the problem-driven approach. One recurring message of this chapter is that there are several levels of biological organization, from the molecular, for example DNA, to the ecosystem/ biosphere that can be exploited for biological analogies. , animal, plant) levels, evidenced by the many instances of existing biomimetic design based on organs and organisms.

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