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Whether for good or ill, robotics has been a prime application venue for bio-inspired design. More organic devices are being developed at an increasing rate because of progress in our ability to process information, make things smaller and use new materials with novel properties.
This pattern undoubtedly will continue, and it is part of a larger technological trend of integrating machine and human interfaces. Our machines will look more and more lifelike — and, perhaps, we will look more and more like machines (witness Google Glass).