Course syllabus BION - Bionics (FA - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Bionics
Course title in English:
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor; master; master continuing
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Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Jiří Fryč, CSc.
Course supervising department: Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Engineering (FA)
Faculty: Faculty of AgriSciences
doc. Ing. Jiří Fryč, CSc. (supervisor)
Mgr. Tomáš Ondro, Ph.D. (instructor, lecturer)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
To teach students to understand, identify and precisely define the binding interactions of biological and technical systems (biotech links) and use the knowledge of the principle of similarity of biological and technical components and systems using knowledge of interdisciplinary science Bionics. Acquaint them with the subject and the breakdown field, with its methodology and the main current trends of its development as well as the possibilities of practical application of the outputs of tasks based on bionics.
Course content:
Introduction to the study of bionics, the emergence and development of the discipline (allowance 2/2)
General bionics, the subject of study and classification of science, methodology, and the related fields (allowance 4/4)
Guidelines of Bionics, Structural bionics, Bionics information, Neurobionics, Energobionics, Chemo-bionics (allowance 2/2)
4.Prospective focus, Bionics and remote control, Location and Navigation (allowance 6/6)
Agrobionics, agrobionics Division, Physical mechanisms of recognition and bionic vision, perception and analysis of bionic odors, bionic control over the environment, Fytobionics, Zoobionics (allowance 8/8)
6.Bionics structures and technological equipment (allowance 4/4)
7.Bionics systems (allowance 2/2)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture24 h
practice24 h
10 h
public presentation (oral)
2 h
preparation for exam
30 h
preparation for regular assessment
10 h
preparation of presentation
15 h
elaboration and execution of projects
25 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
The course will succesfully ended on the basis of the oral examination in the topics of the course that were discussed during the semester. The credit will be given on the minimal attendance at the course seminars including at least 75 %.
The course is ended on the basis of credit and then the exam which has two parts. The first part is the written test. To participate in the oral exam the written test have to be written at least 60 %. Then the discuss with the examiner follows about specific topics, which were discussed during the semester.
The oral exam follows the credit and written test. Students will draw the topics of the oral exam. Then the student has time to prepare. Upon the successful completion of the exam is a sign entered into the index / UIS. Final grade of the test consists of the signs of written and oral in the ratio 60:40.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
NACHTIGALL, W. Bau-Bionik. Natur-Analogien-Technik. Berlin: Springer, 2003. 289 p. ISBN 3-540-44336-3.
NACHTIGALL, W. -- WISSER, A. Biologisches Design : systematischer Katalog für bionisches Gestalten. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2005. 244 p. ISBN 3-540-22789-X.
ŠIMONÍKOVÁ, J. Inspirace přírodními strukturami v designu nábytku. academia, 2010. 150 p.
FURSTINGER, N. Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 128 p. ISBN 978-1-328-82898-9.
HOLLY, D. Bionic Limbs . UK: The Secret Book Company, 2017. 32 p. ISBN 978-1-912-17111-8.
WISSER, A. -- NACHTIGALL, W. Bionics by Examples: 250 Scenarios from Classical to Modern Times. Switzerland: Springer, 2015. 348 p. ISBN 978-3-319-05857-3.

BENÍČEK, M. -- JANÍČEK, P. Biotechnické interdisciplinární obory. In Věda a příroda, mezioborový pohled na přírodní vědy s příklonem k biotechnické - bionické problematice. Kostelec nad Černými lesy: Lesnická práce, 2006, p. 41--46. ISBN 80-86386-79-1.
Velebil, M., Bionika v zemědělské technice, VŠZ VN MON Praha, Praha, 1988, 138 s.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015 (and older)
Teaching place: Brno

Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 10/16/2020.

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