By Yoseph Bar-Cohen

Nature is the world's most desirable dressmaker. 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 expertise, from using tongs and tweezers to genetic algorithms and self sustaining legged robots. Taking a platforms standpoint instead of focusing narrowly on fabrics or chemistry features, Biomimetics: Biologically encouraged applied sciences examines the sphere from each angle.

The ebook includes pioneering ways to biomimetics together with a brand new point of view at the mechanization of cognition and intelligence, in addition to safety and assault innovations in nature, their functions, and strength. It surveys the sector from modeling to functions and from nano- to macro-scales, starting with an advent to rules of utilizing biology to encourage designs in addition to organic mechanisms as versions for technology.

This leading edge advisor discusses evolutionary robotics; genetic algorithms; molecular machines; multifunctional, biological-, and nano- fabrics; nastic buildings encouraged by way of crops; and practical surfaces in biology. having a look inward at organic structures, the publication covers the subjects of biomimetic fabrics, constructions, regulate, cognition, man made muscular tissues, biosensors that mimic senses, synthetic 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 vast illustrations, together with a 32-page full-color insert, Biomimetics: Biologically encouraged applied sciences offers unequalled breadth of scope in addition to lucid illumination of this promising field.

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