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Reptiles Inspired Biomimetic Materials and Their Novel Applications

Kishor Kalauni 1, K. M. Gupta 1, and Isha Bharti 2
1. Department of Applied Mechanics, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad -211004, India
2. Teaching-cum-Research Fellow, Department of Applied Physics, Delhi Technological University, Delhi-110042, India
Abstract—For all nature’s sophistication, many of its clever devices are made from simple materials like keratin, calcium carbonate, and silica which nature manipulates into structures of fantastic complexity, strength, and toughness. In the past few decades, materials scientists have shown increasing interest in studying the whole variety of biological materials including hard and soft tissues, and to use discovered concepts to engineer new materials with unique combinations of properties. This paper aims at elaborating the development of such biomimetic materials by compiling the ongoing researches. In this regard, the research developments of some newer materials by other investigators have been presented here. Brief details of the development of Gecko feet inspired sticky-bot, Mini-viper model robot, Clothes that change colour, Snakes imitating robot, Robot scorpion are discussed. In these elaborations, it is shown that these biomimetic materials can be effectively used in a large variety of application in near future.

Index Terms—gecko feet inspired sticky-bot, mini-viper model robot, clothes that change colour, snakes imitating robot, robot scorpion

Cite: Kishor Kalauni, K. M. Gupta, and Isha Bharti, "Reptiles Inspired Biomimetic Materials and Their Novel Applications," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 122-125, December 2014. doi: 10.12720/ijmse.2.2.122-125

General Information

ISSN: 2315-4527
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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E-mail: ijmse@iap.org