Biomimetics – a review

J F V Vincent

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Biology can inform technology at all levels (materials, structures, mechanisms, machines, and control) but there is still a gap between biology and technology. This review itemizes examples of biomimetic products and concludes that the Russian system for inventive problem solving (teoriya resheniya izobreatatelskikh zadatch (TRIZ)) is the best system to underpin the technology transfer. Biomimetics also challenges the current paradigm of technology and suggests more sustainable ways to manipulate the world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-939
Number of pages21
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H - Journal of Engineering in Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009


  • Sustainability technology
  • Teoriya resheniya izobreatatelskikh zadatch
  • Inventive problems
  • Bio-inspiration
  • Biomimicry


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