Evolved Performance

Using deep science to understand naturally evolved designs, and build high performance machines.

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Our Process

By studying how animals move we are able to achieve significant improvements in the performance and efficiency of vehicles in water, air, and ground travel. 

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Problem Solving


We are interested in questioning key assumptions – the propeller as the universal solution to propulsion through water and air, the wheel over land.

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Observation & Analysis


Inspiration comes from analysis of systems that exist in nature. Recent advances in computational analysis allow us to build deep insights into how performance gains are achieved.

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R&D


Development in our Lab is via iterative design and testing, using a diverse set of skills and technical insights. We iteratively make and test systems, combining the latest electronics, design software and materials to optimise overall results.

 

 
 
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Projects

Click below for highlights on some of the projects we are working on.

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SkEETER

A small scale drone based on a dragonfly. Flapping propulsion offers significant gains over traditional multi-copter drone designs, enabling the vehicle to tolerate higher winds, achieve lower power consumption and increased range.

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MALOLO

A flapping propulsion water-based vehicle. Building on scientific insight into fish and cetacean movement is leading to efficiency improvements over traditional propeller designs.

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