Biomimetics: a new approach for space system design
ESA's Advanced Concepts Team views biomimetics as a means of finding new and realistic technologies for application in future space missions. The research is not concerned with mere imitation of biological systems, but rather focuses on understanding the fundamental processes and mechanisms used in nature, in order to discover promising concepts valuable to space engineering. Benefits are expected in areas as diverse as sensors, actuators, smart materials, locomotion, and autonomous operations.
The latest issue of ESA's Bulletin features an article on Biomimetics. To learn about Biomimetics, the fields of Space Engineering in which it can be applied and research topics covered by ESA's Advanced Concepts Team, download the article.
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