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Agnès Guillot

Agnès Guillot is Assistant Professor in Psychophysiology at the University of Paris X and a researcher at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris.

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When Biology Inspires Innovation

Humans have modeled their technology on nature for centuries. The inventor of paper was inspired by a wasp’s nest; Brunelleschi demonstrated the principles of his famous dome with an egg; a Swiss company produced a wristwatch with an alarm modeled on the sound-producing capabilities of a cricket. Today, in the era of the “new bionics,” engineers aim to reproduce the speed and maneuverability of the red tuna in a submarine; cochlear implants send sound signals to the auditory nerve of a hearing-impaired person; and robots replicate a baby’s cognitive development.