June 9, 2014

SMART SOLUTIONS FROM THE PLANT KINGDOM: BEYOND THE ANIMAL MODELS

The Second Edition Workshop on PLANTOID Project is already coming!

June 9, 2014 - Accademia dei Georgofili, Logge Uffizi Corti, Florence (Italy)

Rarely plants have been considered as a model of inspiration for designing and developing new technology, due to their radically different operational principles compared to animals. Plants are able to show a considerable plasticity in both morphology and physiology in response to environment variability. Mimicking plants requires deep investigations on new materials, mechanisms, sensors, actuators, and control schemes, and can lead to strong technological breakthroughs.

In this Workshop a selected group of top-scientists, worldwide expert and active in the field, will contribute to discuss the best approaches and strategic priorities, in addition to identify potential application areas, in order to push the relevant scientific and technological frontiers of this field.

Demos of plant-inspired artefacts will be also presented at the end of the Workshop.

Join us at Accademia dei Georgofili, Logge Uffizi Corti, Florence (Italy).

The full program is available here.

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