Conference/Symposium | November 9 – 10, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Ronald Fearing, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley; Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Tadashi Tokieda, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University; Toshitake Kohno, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Tomohiro Tachi, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Simon Schleicher, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley; Maria Paz Gutierrez, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley; Christine Gregg, NASA Ames Research Center; Mimi Koehl, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Kazuya Saito, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University; Takuya Umedachi, Textile Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Shinshu University
Nature and the astonishing processes by which it governs the shapes and structures of organic and inorganic matter has always been a strong source of inspiration for artists and scientists. Often, natural structures form themselves in ways that seem to completely contradict our notions of how to build lasting, functional, and versatile structures. For example, some structures found in Nature surprise us by being both soft and flexible and at the same time strong and resilient. To explore how biological models stimulate the curiosity of todays designers and researchers, this symposium will bring together various lectures by experts from the fields of art, architecture, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, robotics, and biology. A collaboration between the University of Tokyo and the University of California, Berkeley.
This event is open to the public.