How Engineers Learn from Evolution

One of the objectives of The Ever-Blurring Divide is to show examples of a larger trend in which technologies are increasingly being modeled after aspects of nature. At the time of posting, this talk, given by Robert Full, was already several years old and the technologies demonstrated had been replaced by newer generations. Nevertheless, I wanted to show this clip because it was one of the first things I saw that caused me to realize that, not only is nature the most immense library of solutions to questions posed by anyone with curiosity, but that the fields of biology and technology are gradually merging. This video is an excellent example of technology taking a step towards biology, as engineers look to nature to find innovative designs.

 

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