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A new approach called bioinspired engineering of exploration systems (BEES) and its value for solving pressing NASA and DoD needs are described. Insects (for example honeybees and dragonflies) cope remarkably well with their world, despite possessing a brain containing less than 0.01% as many neurons as the human brain. Although most insects have immobile(More)
The bioinspired engineering of exploration systems (BEES) applies insects' biological sensory and flight control abilities to the design of real-time autonomous, visual-navigation and control systems for small unmanned flying vehicles. The bioinspired engineering of exploration systems focuses on using the variety of nature-tested mechanisms successfully(More)
Bioinspired technology breakthroughs of insect inspired navigation are enabling small aircraft that will allow exploration of Mars. The bioinspired technologies under development consist of a bioinspired navigation-control system, human vision inspired and birds of prey inspired search & track systems. Two classes of new missions for Mars exploration: (1)(More)
People base their view of nature on a new device that is both revolutionary and pervasive. Because we humans built the device, we can comprehend it. Consequently, the new technology often further serves humans as a well-understood analog of nature. In the present context, some scientists claim that the basic particle of the universe is information; that(More)
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