Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
5807067 Graduate Seminar on Bio-inspired Design 3.0 3
Description Bioinspired design views the process of how we learn from Nature as an innovation strategy translating principles of function, performance and aesthetics from biology to human technology. This course gives an overview of how bioinspired design can lead to more design creativity and to better solutions than with conventional technology. Lectures will address the biomimicry design process from original scientific breakthroughs to entrepreneurial start-ups using cases studies that include gecko-inspired adhesives and robots that run, fly and swim, Interdisciplinary teams of students will collaborate on, create, and present original bioinspired design projects.