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Biomimetics -- a review Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Vol. 223, No. 8. (November 2009), pp. 919-939 by Julian F. V. Vincent
@article{vincent-2009,
    abstract = {Biology can inform technology at all levels (materials, structures, mechanisms, machines, and control) but there is still a gap between biology and technology. This review itemizes examples of biomimetic products and concludes that the Russian system for inventive problem solving (teoriya resheniya izobreatatelskikh zadatch ({TRIZ})) is the best system to underpin the technology transfer. Biomimetics also challenges the current paradigm of technology and suggests more sustainable ways to manipulate the world.},
    author = {Vincent, Julian F. V.},
    issn = {0954-4119},
    journal = {Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine},
    keywords = {biomimetic, philosophical, research},
    month = nov,
    number = {8},
    pages = {919--939},
    pmid = {20092091},
    posted-at = {2013-11-27 16:10:19},
    priority = {2},
    title = {Biomimetics -- a review},
    url = {http://view.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20092091},
    volume = {223},
    year = {2009}
}

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Biomimetics is the approach of making use of the technological and theoretical insights of the biological sciences for engineering.

Often, the quest to understand a biological system leads to the recognition of new paradigms for engineering.

Often biology has a solution to a problem in the engineering disciplines.

There have been biomimetic solutions to problems in materials sciences, mechanical sciences, sensor technology, and various problems in robotics.