Also known as "bionics" or "biomimicry," biomimetics is the science of applying designs from nature to man-made systems and technology. According to the proposal, bio-inspired materials and design are gaining interest in many fields, including aerospace technology, building and civil engineering, medical technology, and sports equipment.
Taking into consideration the most recent research and development projects, the proposed ISO activity would address biomimetic methods and approaches, with three working groups covering concept and strategy, structures and materials, and bionic optimization and information processing. According to DIN, the proposed standardization activities will help to make interdisciplinary work possible by establishing a common language of definitions and terms.
All comments on the proposal should be sent to Steven P. Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy ([email protected]). Feedback received by the July 15 deadline will be reviewed and compiled for the recommended ANSI position and comments, which will then be presented to the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) for formal approval.