Robots will become more and more based on our understanding of biological systems. These so-called biomimetic systems are at the forefront of the convergent science and technology of biology and technology.
Ecological robotics is the practice of applying ecological principles to the design of a mobile robot.
A WORLD OF AUTONOMOUS BEHAVING ROBOTS: THEIR ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
SPECS proposes to create and deploy a collection of walking, crawling, slithering and jumping robots that will interact with the users to allow the experience hands-on on what the future holds.
Visitors and especially children can begin to better comprehend how application of “natural” behavior to machines, as it is done in our miniature bio-mimetic systems, can help to study and find better solution for interactive intelligent machine that in turn can help to explore which ecological laws can be exploited in a given task (or to solve a certain problem).
Especially insect based robots are believed to be of great practical use in many applications. Constructing such robots will also provide new insights in natural behaving systems.