Bio-inspired life-like motile materials systems: Changing the boundaries between living and technical systems in the Anthropocene

  title={Bio-inspired life-like motile materials systems: Changing the boundaries between living and technical systems in the Anthropocene},
  author={Thomas Speck and Simon Poppinga and Olga Speck and Falk J Tauber},
  journal={The Anthropocene Review},
  pages={237 - 256}
A current trend observed in the Anthropocene is the search for bioinspired solutions. Since it became possible to change the quality of the boundary between living and technical systems, more and more life-like technical products have been developed in recent years. Using five plant-inspired developments of motile technical systems for architecture and soft-robotics, we show how the boundary between living and technical systems undulates, shifts, perforates, blurs, or dissolves with increasing… 

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