Biologically Inspired Design: Computational Methods and by Ashok K Goel, Daniel A McAdams, Robert B. Stone

By Ashok K Goel, Daniel A McAdams, Robert B. Stone

From basic instances equivalent to hook and latch attachments present in Velcro to articulated-wing flying autos, biology frequently has been used to encourage many inventive layout rules. The medical problem now could be to rework the paradigm right into a repeatable and scalable method. Biologically encouraged layout explores computational suggestions and instruments that could aid combine the tactic into layout practice.

With an inspiring foreword from Janine Benyus, Biologically encouraged layout encompasses a dozen chapters written by way of a few of the major students within the transdisciplinary box of bioinspired layout, resembling Frank Fish, Julian Vincent and Jeannette Yen from biology, and Amaresk Chakrabarti, Satyandra Gupta and Li Shu from engineering. established partly on discussions at workshops backed via the USA nationwide technological know-how starting place, this quantity introduces and develops a number of equipment and instruments for bioinspired layout including:

Information-processing theories,
Natural language techniques,
Knowledge-based instruments, and
Functional techniques and Pedagogical techniques.

By exploring those primary theories, concepts and instruments for assisting biologically encouraged layout, this quantity offers a complete source for layout practitioners wishing to discover the paradigm, a useful advisor to layout educators attracted to educating the tactic, and a initial analyzing for layout researchers eager to examine bioinspired design.

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Schuknecht Fig. 2 Screenshot of the top of AskNature‘s morpho butterfly strategy page (AskNature 2008c) organizational structure, and the fact that the database is free to the public have made AskNature a much more widely used tool than others that are accessible only to select users. 5 Biomimetic Products AskNature features nearly 200 biomimetic product pages for users to see how others have applied a certain strategy. A product’s page describes the history of the product, what challenges it solves, how it is different from existing products, and its bio-inspired principles.

Design Theory for Bio-Inspired Design Goel A, Bras B, Helms M, Rugaber S, Tovey C Vattam S, Weissburg M, Wiltgen B, Yen J (2011) Design patterns and cross-domain analogies in biologically inspired sustainable design. In: Proceedings of AAAI spring Symposium on AI and sustainable design, Stanford University, Palo Alto, March 2011, pp 45–51 Goel A, Vattam S, Wiltgen B, Helms M (2011b) An information-processing account of creative analogies in biologically inspired design. In: Proceedings of eighth ACM conference on creativity and cognition, Atlanta, Nov 2011, pp 71–80 Helms M, Goel A (2012) Analogical problem evolution in biologically inspired design.

H. Shu (&) Á H. ca H. ca A. K. Goel et al. 1007/978-1-4471-5248-4_3, Ó Springer-Verlag London 2014 29 30 L. H. Shu and H. 1 Introduction Even as increasing examples of biomimetic or biologically inspired designs are developed and reported, we may have only scratched the surface in identifying and applying potential biological analogies. Designers who are interested in applying biological analogies are often limited by their own or others’ bias, knowledge, or chance observation of relevant biological phenomena.

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