In its latest document that outlines blueprints for key defense technologies development, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) rolled out its plan to actively apply the so-called biomimetics
to the military's future weapons systems.
In a 2013 Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
article, "The State of the Art in Biomimetics
," Nathan Lepora, Paul Verschure, and Tony Prescott report a 14-fold increase between 2000 and 2010 in the number of patents containing variations of the word biomimicry; many of these patents have been commercialized.
One attractive approach to bestow osteoinductivity is to mimic the native environmental structure of the extracellular matrix (ECM), that is, biomimetics
, which garnered considerable interest in the field of dental implantology .
The formulation was crafted by Jules Zecchino, chief scientist with BioMimetics
"When we realized how good the properties of the fibres were, it turned into a biomimetics
Trimmer, PhD, who directs the Neuromechanics and Biomimetic
Devices Laboratory at Tufts University (Medford, MA) said that this innovative work highlights two important aspects of our emerging field; first it is inspired and informed by animal studies (biomimetics
), and second it exploits novel soft actuators to achieve life-like robot movements and controls.
; advancing nanobiomaterials and tissue engineering.
But conventional biomimetics
, looking to nature for inspiration on specific practical performance issues, is only part of Harman's bigger view.
The following article describes a short biomimetics
engagement activity and a more long-term DBL project using the steps of the design process as a curricular framework (Doppelt et al., 2008).
The study is published itn the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
British technology company Pursuit Dynamics (LON:PDX) said on Wednesday it had agreed to create a 50/50 joint venture with life sciences firm Biomimetics
Health Industries (UK) to focus on disinfection and decontamination solutions.