Energy stored to amplify power: locusts
The hindlegs of grasshoppers and locusts store energy in chitonous apodemes (muscle attachment sites) in order to amplify jumping power.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Protein-based elastomeric materials and nanosprings, highly efficient actuators.|
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Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Protein-based elastomeric materials and nanosprings, highly efficient actuators.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Engineering, nanotechnolgy, MEMS