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Bat Biosonar Biomimicry for Improved Sonar Technology

Comparable to some other animals on our planet, bats use other methods instead sight in order to navigate or hunt. They are able to “see” in the dark by sending out sound waves that bounce back to the bats’ ears from objects such as fruit on trees and flying insect prey. The echolocation or biosonar is currently a simpler way for robots to perceive shapes than pattern recognition programs and is much more applicable in areas without the needed light.
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How Bats Catch Prey That’s Sitting Still

How Bats Catch Prey That’s Sitting Still | Biomimicry | Scoop.it

Using high-speed video, scientists have figured out how bats use echolocation to find prey that’s holding still—and hope to use their discovery to improve robots.

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Aye-Aye Teach Us About Echolocation?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Aye-Aye Teach Us About Echolocation? | Biomimicry | Scoop.it
A bizarre cross between Yoda, Dobby the House-Elf, and Gollum, the aye-aye finds food by echolocating with his fingers. Can humans find bioinspiration from this all-in-one Swiss Army Knife and SONAR expert?
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