Friday, 2 August 2013

Scientist Are “Trying to Emulate Design Principles in Nature”

Early – and – modern aeroplanes were built after a design seen in nature.

Joel Kontinen

Darwinian evolution does not look ahead. It does not do any planning. So, where does the very effective design that we see in nature come from?

A recent article at Gizmodo says, “Some of our greatest inventors have looked to nature for inspiration. So it's no coincidence that the earliest known designs for what would eventually become the modern airplane were all based on birds.

Nowadays, biomimicry is a flourishing field of hi-tech engineering. Many robots, for instance, are built after a very intelligent design seen in nature.


Ha, Peter. 2013. How Nature Is Inspiring a New Breed of Robotic Design. Gizmodo (30 July).