About the book
Bio-Inspired Technology represents a ground-breaking method of scientific research based on innovation and a creative approach of the 'nature' laboratory to be applied to any scientific discipline. This methodology facilitates cross-fertilization of scientific fields, integrating biology and the knowledge about models that eons of evolution have refined in Nature within any scientific discipline. This book proposes an unconventional approach through research at the interface among biology, technology, engineering and architecture in urban environments, industries and technological designs in general, from facades in buildings to stimergy concepts applied to transport developments for Unmaned Air Vehicles for example.
Editors hope to build a line of transformative research based on the adaptation of energy and design solutions from natural models to technical models, using methodologies and solutions which will open new areas of work about how to solve efficiency requirements based on natural solutions honed by evolution. This process is based on creativity and forces researchers to think out of their boxes and open new scientific challenges. What drives the research is the urge to find alternative, more efficient solutions to tackle problems. Due to the wide range of possibilities offered by biodiversity’s tested solutions, the methodology prioritize (although not exclude) solution-based approaches.