As a species, humans can be found at the top of the evolutionary ladder and are said to be the pinnacle of evolution and consciousness. However, as it turns out, humans have still got a lot to learn from mother nature, even in the 21st century. The mechanisms nature has developed throughout the evolutionary process are so complex and efficient, that they can help humans understand and solve problems, create new technologies and instigate innovation. Biomimicry means exactly this, namely the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems.
This infographic from RS Components will walk you through some of the most peculiar and exciting technologies that nature is inspiring at the moment.