Computer-aided biomimetics

Ruben Kruiper*, Yun-Heh Chen-Burger, Marc Phillipe Yves Desmulliez

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Citations (Scopus)
150 Downloads (Pure)


The interdisciplinary character of Bio-Inspired Design (BID) has resulted in a plethora of approaches and methods that propose different types of design processes. Although sustainable, creative and complex system design processes are not mutually incompatible they do focus on different aspects of design. This research defines areas of focus for the development of computational tools to support biomimetics, technical problem solving through abstraction, transfer and application of knowledge from biological models. An overview of analysed literature is provided as well as a qualitative analysis of the main themes found in BID literature. The result is a set of recommendations for further research on Computer-Aided Biomimetics (CAB).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, Living Machines 2016, Edinburgh, UK, July 19-22, 2016. Proceedings
EditorsNathan F. Lepora, Anna Mura, Michael Mangan, Paul F. M. J. Verschure, Marc Desmulliez, Tony J. Prescott
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-42417-0
ISBN (Print)9783319424163
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2016 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jul 201622 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference5th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Bio-Inspired Design (BID)
  • Biomimetics
  • Biomimicry
  • Bionics
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Design theory
  • Innovation
  • Invention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Computer-aided biomimetics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this