Soft robotic fish swims alongside real ones in coral reefs | MIT News

Made of silicone rubber, CSAIL’s “SoFi” could enable a closer study of aquatic life.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
March 21, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  robotics  artificial-intelligence  robots  soft-robotics  3-d-printing  research  additive-manufacturing  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  national-science-foundation-nsf  oceanography-and-ocean-engineering  actuators  distributed-robotics-laboratory  biomimetics

Hairy tongues help bats drink up | MIT News

New model predicts how hairs on a bat’s tongue draw up nectar.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 7, 2018 ~8 min

Tags:  research  design  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  materials-science-and-engineering  fluid-dynamics  biomimetics

Engineers identify key to albatross’ marathon flight | MIT News

Flying in shallow arcs helps birds stay aloft with less effort.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 10, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  physics  energy  robots  biology  animals  research  drones  wind  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  computer-modeling  bioinspiration  fluid-dynamics  biomimetics

“Superhero” robot wears different outfits for different tasks | MIT News

Shape-shifting device from CSAIL can walk, roll, sail, and glide using recyclable exoskeletons.

Adam Conner-Simons and Rachel Gordon | CSAIL • mit
Sept. 27, 2017 ~6 min

Tags:  robotics  artificial-intelligence  robots  3-d-printing  research  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  distributed-robotics-laboratory  biomimetics

Our hairy insides | MIT News

Engineers predict how flowing fluid will bend tiny hairs that line blood vessels and intestines.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 21, 2017 ~7 min

Tags:  mathematics  research  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  microfluidics  defense-advanced-research-projects-agency-darpa  bioinspiration  fluid-dynamics  biomimetics

Beaver-inspired wetsuits in the works | MIT News

Rubbery hair-lined wetsuits may help keep surfers warm.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 5, 2016 ~8 min

Tags:  research  design  sports  mechanical-engineering  school-of-engineering  technology-and-society  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  stem-education  bioinspiration  fluid-dynamics  biomimetics

Armor plating with built-in transparent ceramic eyes | MIT News

Tiny sea creatures feature transparent optical systems as tough as their shells.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 19, 2015 ~6 min

Tags:  materials-science  research  school-of-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf  biomaterials  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  department-of-energy-doe  biomimetics

Biomimetic non-reflective coating for solar cells wins MADMEC | MIT News

Team wins $10,000 at annual competition for invention inspired by butterfly wings.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 29, 2015 ~7 min

Tags:  sustainability  energy  solar  students  inventions  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  materials-science-and-engineering  contests-and-academic-competitions  bioinspiration  biomimetics

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