Bionics focuses on the design of technical products following the example of nature. For this purpose we have to learn from nature and to understand its basic design rules. Therefore, the lecture focuses on the analysis of the fascinating effects used by many plants and animals. Possible implementations into technical products are discussed in the end.
Bionik – Grundlagen und Beispiele für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler von Werner Nachtigall, Springer-Verlag Berlin (2002), 2. Aufl.
Slides of the lectures