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Better Than Nature Made It

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Science  07 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5463, pp. 81
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5463.81

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Summary

In the pursuit of bio-inspired robotics, inspiration doesn't always mean simply copying nature. Instead, many roboticists believe in distilling the fundamental principles at work in organisms and then incorporating those principles in robots, creating a machine that may look nothing like the organisms that inspired it.