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Is Biologically Inspired Invention Different?

Ashok K. Goel
2015 International Conference on Computational Creativity  
The paradigm of biologically inspired design views nature as a vast library of robust, efficient and multifunctional designs, and espouses the use nature as a source of analogues for inspiring novel designs  ...  In this paper, we first summarize some of our empirical findings about biologically inspired design, then derive a task model for it, and finally posit that biologically inspired design indeed is a novel  ...  Acknowledgements: This article is based in part on collaborative research with Michael Helms, Swaroop Vattam, Bryan Wiltgen, and Jeannette Yen (the primary instructor of the Georgia Tech ME/ISyE/MSE/PTFe  ... 
dblp:conf/icccrea/Goel15 fatcat:daaep2ritnh25c6v7yytwzcdi4

Method Of Cluster Based Cross-Domain Knowledge Acquisition For Biologically Inspired Design

Shen Jian, Hu Jie, Ma Jin, Peng Ying Hong, Fang Yi, Liu Wen Hai
2017 Zenodo  
Biologically inspired design inspires inventions and new technologies in the field of engineering by mimicking functions, principles, and structures in the biological domain.  ...  To deal with the obstacles of cross-domain knowledge acquisition in the existing biologically inspired design process, functional semantic clustering based on functional feature semantic correlation and  ...  With biologically inspired design, the inspiration for problem solving and technological innovation in the engineering field is provided.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1314576 fatcat:q6hiwbp7uzcz7o6adsszuec7q4

Method Of Cluster Based Cross-Domain Knowledge Acquisition For Biologically Inspired Design

Shen Jian, Hu Jie, Ma Jin, Peng Ying Hong, Fang Yi, Liu Wen Hai
2017 Zenodo  
Biologically inspired design inspires inventions and new technologies in the field of engineering by mimicking functions, principles, and structures in the biological domain.  ...  To deal with the obstacles of cross-domain knowledge acquisition in the existing biologically inspired design process, functional semantic clustering based on functional feature semantic correlation and  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 51475288, 51305260, 51605302), Ministry of Science and Technology Innovation Project Special Project  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1132899 fatcat:zwvs3aouw5dyzificzirzuga5a

A content account of creative analogies in biologically inspired design

Swaroop S. Vattam, Michael E. Helms, Ashok K. Goel
2010 Artificial intelligence for engineering design, analysis and manufacturing  
The growing movement of biologically inspired design is driven in part by the need for sustainable development and in part by the recognition that nature could be a source of innovation.  ...  However, the practice of biologically inspired design at present typically is ad hoc, with little systemization of either biological knowledge for the purposes of engineering design or the processes of  ...  tool for supporting biologically inspired design.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s089006041000034x fatcat:nlh26lsgs5ce7juxeied2oc6gq

An information-processing account of creative analogies in biologically inspired design

Ashok K. Goel, Swaroop Vattam, Michael Helms, Bryan Wiltgen
2011 Proceedings of the 8th ACM conference on Creativity and cognition - C&C '11  
In this paper, we briefly summarize some empirical findings about biologically inspired design, and then develop an information-processing theory of creative analogies in biologically inspired design.  ...  Biologically inspired design perhaps is one of the most important movements in engineering design.  ...  We thank the US National Science Foundation for its support of this research through an NSF CreativeIT Grant (#0855916) entitled "Computational Tools for Enhancing Creativity in Biologically Inspired Engineering  ... 
doi:10.1145/2069618.2069632 dblp:conf/candc/GoelVHW11 fatcat:khmp2u4k3jeczdl2cdkld6uqsq

Biologically Inspired Design: A New Program for Computational Sustainability

Ashok K. Goel
2013 IEEE Intelligent Systems  
I propose another exciting and promising AI research program on computational sustainability that emphasizes the design of new systems and processes, and, in particular, biologically inspired design.  ...  for the Advancement of Artifi cial Intelligence (AAAI) has organized a special track on computational sustainability as part of its annual National Conference on AI.  ...  Our work has been supported in part by a US National Science Foundation Cre-ativeIT Grant (0855916) titled "Computational Tools for Enhancing Creativity in Biologically Inspired Engineering Design."  ... 
doi:10.1109/mis.2013.58 fatcat:xnsbp6n5gfbqphkfalxfkbmhwq

Learning Functional Models of Biological Systems for Biologically Inspired Design

Bryan Wiltgen, Swaroop Vattam, Michael Helms, Ashok K. Goel, Jeannette Yen
2011 2011 IEEE 11th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies  
Biologically inspired design uses cross-domain analogies from biology to engineering to enhance design creativity and innovation.  ...  In this paper, we describe a prototype interactive knowledge-based design environment called DANE for supporting conceptual understanding through learning about functional models of biological designs.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We acknowledge Georgia Tech's Center for Biologically Inspired Design for its support.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icalt.2011.110 dblp:conf/icalt/WiltgenVHGY11 fatcat:bnmgix6u4bd7lpgaabokat5jve

Beyond analogy: A model of bioinspiration for creative design

Camila Freitas Salgueiredo, Armand Hatchuel
2016 Artificial intelligence for engineering design, analysis and manufacturing  
Our modeling disentangles the analogical aspects of the biologically inspired design process, and highlights the expansions occurring in both knowledge bases, scientific (nonbiological) and biological,  ...  We ground this model on well-described examples of biologically inspired designs available in the scientific literature.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank the researchers of the Design Theory and Methods for Innovation Research and Teaching Chair; Philippe Doublet from Renault; Drs.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0890060416000044 fatcat:s2glnxmsufbihepoaxmccsnmwm

Method to Retrieve Bionic Morphologies by Spectral Matching for the Design Space

Rohith Vaidyanathan, Gururaj Fattepur, Ravi C. Guttal
2020 International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics  
Bionic designs have evolved from time-tested strategies of nature and have been a source of inspiration for designers and engineers to solve problems.  ...  A morphological database with form of beaks, domes and wings was leveraged for the case study.  ...  Over the years, functional design methodologies and representation methods with biological strategies have been developed to give engineers and product designers better access to inspirations from nature  ... 
doi:10.18280/ijdne.150509 fatcat:hhzg2ckc2ndlrpsgsy3geav6ve

A Preliminary Study on Identifying Biomimetic Entities for Generating Novel Wave Energy Converters

Hui Zhang, Wanan Sheng, Zhimin Zha, George Aggidis
2022 Energies  
However, the issue of how to obtain valuable biological entities, or bionic design cases, that could produce inspiration for novel designs, may be challenging for the designers of wave energy converters  ...  This study carries out preliminary research on the acquisition of biological entities for designers, to obtain innovative bio-inspired ideas for designing novel WECs.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en15072485 fatcat:fiyh4ofivbezxb4ersalhvqo2y

Cognitive, collaborative, conceptual and creative — Four characteristics of the next generation of knowledge-based CAD systems: A study in biologically inspired design

Ashok K. Goel, Swaroop Vattam, Bryan Wiltgen, Michael Helms
2012 Computer-Aided Design  
We then report on a study in the design, development and deployment of a knowledge-based CAD system for supporting biologically inspired design that illustrates these four characteristics.  ...  , thus promising enough to motivate continued work on knowledge-based CAD for biologically inspired design.  ...  Enhancing Creativity in Biologically Inspired Engineering Design''.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cad.2011.03.010 fatcat:zsp6fhu7nfe6xmmie77i75uvqm

About Integration Opportunities between TRIZ and Biomimetics for Inventive Design

Alessandro Baldussu, Gaetano Cascini
2015 Procedia Engineering  
The indications about how to improve the process of describing natural solutions in an engineering way and how to describe technical problems in order to use natural information as source of inspiration  ...  This paper presents the first results of a Ph.D. program aimed at investigating the domain interface between TRIZ and Biomimetics within the scope of inventive design.  ...  In both cases, the identification of natural models as inspiration sources for inventive design is done through a contradiction search.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.342 fatcat:3kgqhqoxn5drbg6bomh2hq5k6y

Towards a Design Process for Computer-Aided Biomimetics

Ruben Kruiper, Julian Vincent, Eitan Abraham, Rupert Soar, Ioannis Konstas, Jessica Chen-Burger, Marc Desmulliez
2018 Biomimetics  
The proposed design process is exemplified by an illustrative case study.  ...  Specific steps of biomimetic processes that require support include the identification, selection and abstraction of relevant biological analogies.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/biomimetics3030014 pmid:31105236 pmcid:PMC6352681 fatcat:6hif3yorxfcapoyndclihyvqqy

Product and Organism Aspects for Scalable Systematic Biologically-Inspired Design

D. Vandevenne, P.A. Verhaegen, S. Dewulf, J.R. Duflou
2015 Procedia Engineering  
Although Biologically-Inspired Design is gaining popularity, state-of-the-art approaches for systematic Biologically-Inspired Design are still limited by the required interactive work which is proportional  ...  Amongst these functionalities are the following: identification of a set of organisms relevant for the designer, a relevance sorted list of biological documents, and in-text annotation to facilitate cross-domain  ...  Introduction For designers in need of inspiration, nature is a possible source domain for the identification of design-by-analogy solutions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.12.378 fatcat:kx4zm773xrgsbp2l3tgojgngii

Biologically Inspired Design of Context-Aware Smart Products

Ang Liu, Ivan Teo, Diandi Chen, Stephen Lu, Thorsten Wuest, Zhinan Zhang, Fei Tao
2019 Engineering  
Biologically inspired design (BID) is one of the most commonly employed design strategies. However, few studies have examined the BID of context-aware smart products to date.  ...  The rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and cyber-physical systems (CPSs) has paved the way for the increasing popularity of smart products.  ...  Compliance with ethics guidelines Ang Liu, Ivan Teo, Diandi Chen, Stephen Lu, Thorsten Wuest, Zhinan Zhang, and Fei Tao declare that they have no conflict of interest or financial conflicts to disclose  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eng.2019.06.005 fatcat:vaxdyt5m75d4xd7z6x5rzz6bsm
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