The science of artifacts or artificial systems whose structure and/or operation is imitated from natural systems.
It also includes the study of the natural design of living systems or their parts.
Bionics started with the design of architectural structures and, later on, of artificial limbs, for example. It is now progressing apace through the study of natural processes of organization and regulation. A. GIORDAN proposes the name of physionics for this extension of bionics (1996, p.81-6).
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- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
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