Over millions of years the moth has developed an incredible defense mechanism. Microscopic bumps on the surface of its eyes make the insect almost invisible to
nocturnal predators. SUN-PILOT is an EU funded collaboration that aims to prototype an industrial and cost effective process for creating nanostructures similar to the moth eye on a variety of materials. Using advanced polymer chemistry, plasma etching and injection moulding techniques, nanostructuring will transform the properties of these materials. Some will become antireflective and hydrophobic, whilst others will become more tactile and softer to touch. With SUN-PILOT, biomimicry will come to light.