Biomimetics: Nature-Based Innovation by Yoseph Bar-Cohen

By Yoseph Bar-Cohen

Mimicking nature – from technological know-how fiction to engineering reality

Humans have continuously seemed to nature’s innovations as a resource of suggestion. The statement of flying birds and bugs ends up in suggestions in aeronautics. Collision avoidance sensors mimic the whiskers of rodents. Optimization algorithms are according to survival of the fittest, the seed-picking means of pigeons, or the habit of ant colonies. lately those efforts became extra in depth, with researchers looking ideas, strategies, and rules of biology to motivate new chances in fabrics, mechanisms, algorithms, and fabrication tactics. A evaluate of the present kingdom of the art, Biomimetics: Nature established Innovation files key organic recommendations that supply a version for options in engineering and technological know-how.

Leading specialists deal with quite a lot of themes, together with:

  • Artificial senses and organs
  • Mimicry on the cell–materials interface
  • Multiscale modeling of plant telephone wall structure and tissue mechanics
  • The making of biomimetic composites
  • Electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators as man made muscles
  • EAP-based refreshable braille displays
  • Biomimetic optics from the angles of biology and plants
  • Biomimicry of flying birds, bugs, and marine biology
  • Applications of biomimetics in production, items, and medicine
  • Robotics, together with the advance of human-like robots
  • Biologically encouraged layout as a device for interdisciplinary education
  • The biomimetic approach in inventive creation

The ultimate bankruptcy outlines the demanding situations to biomimetic-related innovation and gives a imaginative and prescient for the future.

A follow-up to Biomimetics: Biologically encouraged Technologies (2005), this complete reference methodically surveys the most recent advances during this speedily rising box. It positive factors an abundance of illustrations, together with a 32-page full-color insert, and gives huge references for engineers and scientists drawn to delving deeper into the research of biomimetics.

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Widely used as part of many production lines. 21). The industry is increasingly benefiting from the advances in robotics and related biologically inspired automation (Bar-Cohen, 2000; Bar-Cohen and Breazeal, 2003). Crawlers with the equivalence of legs as well as various manipulation devices are used to perform a variety of nondestructive evaluation tasks. 22). The MACS consists of two legs for the mobility on structures, with one of the legs designed also to rotate. This crawler performs scanning by “walking” on aircraft fuselages while adhering to the surface via suction cups and is capable of walking upside down on various structures.

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