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Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (April 19, 2016)
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Mimicking nature – from technological know-how fiction to engineering realityHumans have constantly seemed to nature’s innovations as a resource of proposal. The remark of flying birds and bugs results in concepts in aeronautics. Collision avoidance sensors mimic the whiskers of rodents. Optimization algorithms are in keeping with survival of the fittest, the seed-picking technique of pigeons, or the habit of ant colonies. lately those efforts became extra extensive, with researchers looking principles, ideas, and rules of biology to encourage new probabilities in fabrics, mechanisms, algorithms, and fabrication techniques. A overview of the present cutting-edge, Biomimetics: Nature established Innovation files key organic suggestions that offer a version for options in engineering and technological know-how. top specialists tackle quite a lot of themes, together with: synthetic senses and organsMimicry on the cell–materials interfaceMultiscale modeling of plant phone wall structure and tissue mechanicsThe making of biomimetic compositesElectroactive polymer (EAP) actuators as synthetic musclesEAP-based refreshable braille displaysBiomimetic optics from the angles of biology and plantsBiomimicry of flying birds, bugs, and marine biologyApplications of biomimetics in production, items, and medicineRobotics, together with the advance of human-like robotsBiologically encouraged layout as a device for interdisciplinary educationThe biomimetic approach in inventive creationThe ultimate bankruptcy outlines the demanding situations to biomimetic-related innovation and provides a imaginative and prescient for the future.A follow-up to Biomimetics: Biologically encouraged applied sciences (2005), this finished reference methodically surveys the newest advances during this quickly rising box. It positive factors an abundance of illustrations, together with a 32-page full-color insert, and gives wide references for engineers and scientists attracted to delving deeper into the examine of biomimetics.