Biomimetics, Micro-design, Arctium minus et al Hook and Velcro – A PhD and a Virtual Textbook on Biological Attachment Mechanisms and their Mimicking

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Paper Published Today – see link below

Paper One in its final version.


I have out out two yes two Freedom of INformation letters.

1) to the University of Bath

2) to the Bath CLP, who have “shunned me” for the last 10 yeasr although I have been a fully paid up member.

This is about the assault upon me in 2002.

Stay tuned they are due for a response on 28/7/2015, in 9 days time.



Paper 2 is now being peer-reviewed.

Paper 3 has just been accepted for peer review!

A Sad Moment for John Major’s Back to Basics Party – Paper 2

With regards to Paper 2, I submitted it today, this morning.

This afternoon I recived the following response:

Dear Dr. Saunders,

Thanks for your response.

Please note that special submissions are papers submitted for special issued or thematic series.

The below are the following Thematic Series.

1.Special Issue on Medical Robotics

2.Special Issue on Micro-/Nanorobotics

3.Advancement in Robotics and Bioinspiration

However, if your manuscript for regular submission we may now proceed with the peer review process.

I look forward to receiving your response.

Kind regards,


Good enough for you?  It is for me!!

Rule Number One for designing an efficient Hook for attachment

Rule Number One is…..

What material do you have available?

Rule Number Two is…..

What forming processes do you have at your disposal?

Converting .tiff to .stl format for rapid prototyping or layered manufacture

Blender can’t do it.

It has yet to be done.

Do your own search and you will find out.

And besides – Rapid prototyping lays down resin in too thick a layer for micron sized objects that are translucent to a confocal laser.