For centuries people have studied nature in order to design engineering systems and make use of them in modern technology. Leonardo da Vinci ́s flying machines and ships are early examples of drawing from nature in engineering. Today bionics in engineering include the hulls of boats imitating the thick skin of dolphins; sonar, radar, and medical ultrasound imaging imitating the echolocation of bats. There is a wide range of the usage of bionics ́ have you ever heard of medical adhesives involving glue and tiny nano-hairs are being developed based on the physical structures found in the feet of geckos? We would like to explore more about this relatively new science in this course, test biological and technological coherence ourselves and understand some of the underlying principles.