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Topic in Depth - Biologically-Inspired Technology

Most people do not associate microprocessors with DNA, or aircraft design with butterflies. But science is increasingly looking to biological systems as models for new technologies. These resources explain how and what scientists are finding to connect the created world with the natural world....
Ant Colony Optimization
The Ant Colony Optimization project uses the behavior of ants as a model to solve optimization problems, such as how to minimize Internet traffic congestion....
Biologically-Inspired Computing
A seminar course at the University of Virginia in Spring 2003 considered aspects of biologically-inspired computing. The course homepage has links to journal...
Biomimetics: Biologically-Inspired...
Biomimetics, the mimicry of biological systems in engineering and technology, is the focus of work being done at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Here,...
DNA and Natural Algorithms Group
This research group at the California Institute of Technology is studying the capability of DNA and other biomolecules to process information and implement...
Biologically-Inspired Computing... PDF
An excellent background of some of the most significant developments in artificial life and intelligence is given in a 56-page paper from Hewlett-Packard...
Bio-Inspired Engineering of...
A NASA technology brief from May 2003 discusses efforts to combine characteristics of several different species into one artificial creation to optimally serve...



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