Astonishing examples of Biomimicry in design

<![CDATA[Biomimicry is a phenomenon wherein designers take inspiration from nature’s designs to make things for human use. The best of designs and helpful creations have taken inspiration from nature and then turned it into something that can serve as an ideal solution to the human challenges. Look at the following examples that are sheer inspirations that designers got form mother nature.

The Gecko Grip

Geckos easily climb vertical surfaces without falling off, which seems to be a great wonder for a human being to do. They manage to do such an impossible task with ease owing to the biomimicry of the gecko feet that consists of tiny hair covering their toes. Designers and researchers managed to make climbing pads with the same science as that of gecko feet, wherein each pad has polymer structures having a size of human hair that create a force that helps them stick on vertical surfaces.

The Bullet Train

It was after tremendous research and efforts that engineers and designers in Japan managed to come up with the wondrous Bullet Train. However, one problem kept it away from operation for some time, the loud and irritating noise it would create as soon as it got out of the tunnel. One thing in nature that inspired and helped engineers to get rid of the trouble was Kingfisher. Its beak gave them an idea to elongate the front of the train to make it aerodynamic, and doing this solved their problem.

The Lotus Effect

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The lotus effect we call it today and we see it in exterior paints, textiles, glass, and wood products is actually an inspiration that researcher Wilhelm Barthlott took from special species of plants like lotus. He observed the special quality of such plant leaves that not let dust and water stay on it, and slides them down as soon as they drop on leaves. Researches were done and today we have ample of products at our disposal based on lotus effect.

Tree-Climbing Robot

Its movement and climb on the tree is exactly like an inchworm, just as the way it walks. It moves and senses around in the same way as inchworm senses to find out the best spot for grip. The Treebot was developed to do the forestry tasks on trees because it was not feasible for a human being to do this task with ease.]]>


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