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IB 411 A - Bioinspiration

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Focuses on how experts in biology and technological fields find inspiration in nature and use it as a model to make technological innovations and solve societal problems. In the future, our day-to-day living, health, and the environment will benefit from interdisciplinary teams using findings in basic biological research for technological innovation. Topics to be explored include human health, efficient architecture, cooperative control, robotics, swarm logic, and advanced biological materials. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

Special Instructions:

This course focuses on how experts in biology and technological fields find inspiration in nature and use it as a model to make technological innovation and solve human problems. In the future, our day-to-day living, our health, and the environment will benefit from using a bio-inspirational approach. Topics to be explored include for instance, advanced materials, robotics, multimodal sensory integration for controlling behavior, and efficient architecture. The course is taught fully online in the Moodle course management system with no classroom meeting times. Although there are no scheduled meeting times, there are weekly assignments and project due dates. All assessments are conducted online. This is an 8-week course covering a full semester's worth of material so the pace will be accelerated.

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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