Mother Nature is certainly ingenious, and has given animals and plants some extraordinary capabilities. Some animals for instance can move in a highly energy-efficient manner and can find their way and communicate even under adverse conditions. We humans can profit from this, the lotus effect being just one of many prominent examples from the field of bionic research. Many researchers in Germany are applying concepts found in nature to other areas. In this edition we present a number of exciting ideas and projects. You can also read about how an Italian computer scientist in Germany intends to make robots more intelligent, learn about current funding programmes and discover our number of the month.
Newsletter: December 2016 Bionics