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What can an engineer learn from biology?

28 Feb 2017
Start time
7:30 PM
Tempest Anderson Hall
Prof Jon Timmis
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Event Information

by Prof Jon Timmis, Department of Electronics, University of York

It might seem strange to think that biology has a lot to teach people who design the next generation of robotic systems.  This talk will explore the exciting interaction between biology and engineering, and discuss how ants can be inspiration for the design of “swarm” robotic systems, how the protection afforded by the immune system can be used to inspire the creation of self-healing robots and how the evolutionary process can be used to potentially inspire the design of self-sustaining, robotic systems.

Part of a mini-series of lectures on Engineering in the 2017 lecture programme