Flying Penguins and Mechanical Jellyfish to Change the WorldPosted: July 27, 2011 | Author: Carl Hastrich | Filed under: Biomimicry Methodology, Research Resources | Tags: biomimicry case studies, biomimicry robotics, bionic arm, bionic bird, bionic learning group, festo automation, fin finger grippers, floating robotic jellyfish, flying silver penguins | Leave a comment
These mesmerizing movies of flying silver penguins, floating jellyfish and metal telescopic arms are sublime and alarming. They are engineered science fiction as real, tangible, tested, explorations directly mimicking nature to learn new engineering and mechanical principles.
And did I say they were sublime? They are extraordinary. Here are the jellyfish:
Let me give you an overview and then dive into some of the ideas that are emerging from these discoveries.