15 April 2010 Leftover parts in the biomimetic agenda
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Biological systems have proven a rich source of inspiration for engineered systems with highly desirable properties, such as distribution, decentralization, and dynamic adaptation. However, the inspiration has been selective. Certain features, such as interaction through a shared environment, are very widely imitated. Others are less frequently exploited. These include the process of speciation, courtship signals, and death. Based on twenty-five years of experience in engineering biomimetic systems for real-world applications, this paper considers the potential contributions of some of these less-used mechanisms to solving real-world problems.
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H. Van Dyke Parunak, "Leftover parts in the biomimetic agenda", Proc. SPIE 7704, Evolutionary and Bio-Inspired Computation: Theory and Applications IV, 77040A (15 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850251; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.850251
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