Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to biomimetics: Biomimicry


 (bī′ō-mĭ-mĕt′ĭks, -mī-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the structure and function of biological systems as models for the design and engineering of materials and machines.

bi′o·mi·met′ic adj.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Others address large-scale fabrication of a biomimetic drag-reduction surface via bio-replication of shark skin, how drag reduction of flow over a circular cylinder can be done through a dimpled surface, fluid flow in a biomimetics simulated vessel with a grooved surface, 3-D modeling of biological systems for biomimetics, superhydrophobic surfaces with hierarchical structures inspired by leaves, bio-inspired macro-morphologic surface modifications to reduce soil-tool adhesion, the application of bio-inspired surfaces in reducing adhesion to the surfaces of soil-engaging components of agricultural and earth-moving machinery, and the application of bionic technologies for soil-engaging tillage components.
Topics are varied even within these sections and other examples of topics discussed include thermal performance of a dome-covered house, biodegradable building, the use of biomimetics for designing new lubricant additives, reinforcement ropes against shear in leaves, biomimetic robots for robust operation in unstructured environments, and the creation of an eco-tourism site.
One of the latest biomimetics to be offered in the U.
The Institute of Physics (Philadelphia, PA/London) has begun the publication of two new electronic journals including "Journal of Instrumentation" and "Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.
Neurobiologist Frank Grasso, an associate professor of psychology at Brooklyn College, is one of a growing number of biomimetics researchers.
Literally, the term biomimetics means to imitate life.
FRS is a unique, patented face recognition technology that uses biomimetics -- a technology that mimics the analytical processes of the human mind by modeling the neural structure of the brain down to individual neural cell types, rather than relying on measurements for recognition.
They cover photonic structures in plants, biomineralization and photonics, biomimetics and optical nanostructures, photomechanic infrared receptors in pyrophilous beetles and bugs, the commercial production of biomimetic photonic structures, a night vision algorithm inspired by the visual system of a nocturnal bee, and modeling and simulating structural colors.
Biomimetics, simply, is the use of nature-inspired technologies and range from the use of fins for swimming to sensory-enhancing microchips used to interface with the brain to assist in hearing, seeing, and controlling instruments.
Just how biological structures develop seemingly industrial traits--like that light-guiding capability of spicules--is the kind of puzzle that appeals to Mehmet Sarikaya and his biomimetics group at the University of Washington.