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By Yoseph Bar-Cohen

ISBN-10: 0849331633

ISBN-13: 9780849331633

Nature is the world's most efficient clothier. With billions of years of expertise and boasting the main wide laboratory to be had, it conducts examine in each department of engineering and technology. Nature's designs and functions have continually encouraged know-how, from using tongs and tweezers to genetic algorithms and self reliant legged robots. Taking a platforms standpoint instead of focusing narrowly on fabrics or chemistry points, Biomimetics: Biologically encouraged applied sciences examines the sphere from each angle.

The publication includes pioneering techniques to biomimetics together with a brand new viewpoint at the mechanization of cognition and intelligence, in addition to safeguard and assault thoughts in nature, their purposes, and capability. It surveys the sector from modeling to purposes and from nano- to macro-scales, starting with an creation to ideas of utilizing biology to encourage designs in addition to organic mechanisms as versions for technology.

This leading edge consultant discusses evolutionary robotics; genetic algorithms; molecular machines; multifunctional, biological-, and nano- fabrics; nastic buildings encouraged by means of vegetation; and practical surfaces in biology. taking a look inward at organic structures, the booklet covers the subjects of biomimetic fabrics, buildings, regulate, cognition, synthetic muscle groups, biosensors that mimic senses, man made organs, and interfaces among engineered and organic structures. the ultimate bankruptcy contemplates the way forward for the sphere and descriptions the demanding situations ahead.

Featuring wide illustrations, together with a 32-page full-color insert, Biomimetics: Biologically encouraged applied sciences presents unequalled breadth of scope in addition to lucid illumination of this promising field.

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