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Proposals for research into Biomimetics 01.05.2020

  1. Further investigations into the Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Biological Hooks in Nature. This topic requires further research, into the variety of shapes and strata that should be investigated to produce a full mapping of biological attachment mechanisms. A visit to collections such as those at the Natural History Museum should yield plenty of specimens.
  2. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Spinerets in Nature. The production of spider silk has already been investigated in one form. A further study of these structures should yield a variety of methods and silks.
  3. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Ear Drums in Nature. Dogs, cats, cows, horses, sheep….the list goes on as we study the structure and properties of eardrums and their sensors.
  4. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Eyes in Nature. Again. For the purposes of robotic sensors, we study eyes in situations for their properties and their environments. Fish, animals, spiders, insects…the emphasis is on soft Robotics and robotic sensors.
  5. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Claws in Nature. Of keratin, these provide a larger specimen of hook for investigation.
  6. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Reproductive Organs in Nature. Reproduction in Nature needs study with an ambition of generating ideas for other forms of life.
  7. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Bat’s Ears in Nature. A larger specimen such as the fruit bat could be selected for intense study. Sensors.
  8. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Shark skin in Nature. A biomimetic study has not been carried out.
  9. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Shark Fins in Nature. Again a biomimetic study has not been carried out.
  10. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Snake Fangs in Nature. For the purposes of sensors and skin adhesion, a Biomimetic study.
  11. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Snake Skin in Nature. As in 10 above.
  12. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of the mouths of Baleen Whales in Nature. If we could harvest plankton as an energy source….
  13. The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of gills in Nature. A Biomimetic study to produce sensors for assessing water purity and salinity.

COPYRIGHT Bruce E Saunders 2020


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