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Taking inspiration from climbing plants: methodologies and benchmarks—a review

Isabella Fiorello, Emanuela Del Dottore, Francesca Tramacere, Barbara Mazzolai
2020 Zenodo  
This review reports the main methodologies and approaches used by scientists to investigate and extract the features of climbing plants that are relevant to the artificial world in terms of adaptation,  ...  Climbing plants are an important, yet innovative, source of inspiration due to their ability to adapt to diverse habitats, and can be used as a model for developing robots and smart devices for exploration  ...  Artificial arrays of hooks at different scales were designed by extracting the morphological parameters from the abaxial and adaxial hooks in the real plant and fabricated using direct laser lithography  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3769020 fatcat:bwijyeherrb4loq4wyu6mv55tm

Organismal Design and Biomimetics: A Problem of Scale

Valentina Perricone, Carlo Santulli, Francesco Rendina, Carla Langella
2021 Biomimetics  
Organisms and their features represent a complex system of solutions that can efficiently inspire the development of original and cutting-edge design applications: the related discipline is known as biomimetics  ...  This review intends to provide biologists and designers with an overview regarding scale-related principles in organismal design and their application to technical projects regarding mechanics, optics,  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/biomimetics6040056 pmid:34698083 pmcid:PMC8544225 fatcat:uw46pdz5d5bzpjxsihv4fug5ie