Bio-inspired

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Bio-inspired refers to any material or process which has been designed to obtain a goal which uses techniques or designs which have been inspired by biological samples. This is different from biomimetics in that the end goal is the same as that of the inspirational biological structure, but the method for obtaining the desired properties is often different--or simplified--from the biological inspiration.

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Bio-inspired Design of Submerged Hydrogel-Actuated Polymer Microstructures Operating in Response to pH Bioinspired self-repairing slippery surfaces with pressure-stable omniphobicity