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E-Whiskers Have Arrived to Fulfill All Your Robot Cat Dreams

E-Whiskers Have Arrived to Fulfill All Your Robot Cat Dreams | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
Sensitive electronic whiskers pave the way for increased interaction between robots and their external environments.
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Cheetah-Cub Robot Created: See Other Nature-Inspired Machines

Cheetah-Cub Robot Created: See Other Nature-Inspired Machines | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
A new cheetah-cub robot is just the latest in a mechanical menagerie of animal-inspired robots that climb, fly, swim, and slither.
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Creepy Cat Eyes Inspire Road Markers

Creepy Cat Eyes Inspire Road Markers | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

"Nature’s inventiveness often inspires human innovation as in the well-known case of hook-and-loop fasteners: Swiss engineer George de Mestrel turned a hiking annoyance (burrs) into a handy tool (Velcro). But did you know that safety road markers were inspired by a cat’s eyes reflecting headlights. [...] “Eyeshine” may be most familiar as a feline phenomenon, but it occurs in a tremendous variety of animals, from moths to whales. It’s caused by the tapetum lucidum, a reflective layer behind the photosensitive part of the eye which bounces photons back, giving them a second chance to be seen. This ability is a major advantage at night and in the deep sea and has evolved many times in many different forms."

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Cat Brain: A Step Toward the Electronic Equivalent

Cat Brain: A Step Toward the Electronic Equivalent | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
A cat can recognize a face faster and more efficiently than a supercomputer. That's one reason a feline brain is the model for a biologically-inspired computer project.
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