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By Yoseph Bar-Cohen

Mimicking nature – from technology fiction to engineering reality

Humans have constantly appeared to nature’s innovations as a resource of concept. The statement of flying birds and bugs results in thoughts in aeronautics. Collision avoidance sensors mimic the whiskers of rodents. Optimization algorithms are in line with survival of the fittest, the seed-picking strategy of pigeons, or the habit of ant colonies. in recent times those efforts became extra in depth, with researchers looking principles, ideas, and ideas of biology to motivate new percentages in fabrics, mechanisms, algorithms, and fabrication procedures. A evaluation of the present nation of the art, Biomimetics: Nature established Innovation files key organic strategies that supply a version for ideas in engineering and technological know-how.

Leading specialists deal with a variety of themes, together with:

  • Artificial senses and organs
  • Mimicry on the cell–materials interface
  • Multiscale modeling of plant cellphone wall structure and tissue mechanics
  • The making of biomimetic composites
  • Electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators as synthetic 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 improvement of human-like robots
  • Biologically encouraged layout as a device for interdisciplinary education
  • The biomimetic strategy in creative 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 quickly rising box. It positive factors an abundance of illustrations, together with a 32-page full-color insert, and gives large references for engineers and scientists attracted to delving deeper into the learn of biomimetics.

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8 Artificial Skin............................................................................................................ 10 Future Prospects for Artificial Organs.................................................................. 82 Acknowledgments......................................................................................................................... 82 References........................................................................................................................................

Moran, C. L. Kaplan, Biological materials in engineering mechanisms, in Y. ), Biomimetics—Biologically Inspired Technologies, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (2005), pp. 365–380. V. M. Botez, New aeroelastic studies for a morphing wing, Proceedings of the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Paper #AIAA 2010-56, held in Orlando, Florida, January 4–7, 2010. W. Gardner, Electronic noses—Development and future prospects, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol.

This penetration capability of biological creatures has the equivalence in human-made tools that are used for drilling and excavation for a wide variety of applications, including making a hole in a wall, deep drilling in search of oil, development of new construction sites, and exploration of the subsurface of earth and other planets in the universe (BarCohen and Zacny, 2009). Since ancient times, humans have been digging the ground and solid objects for such applications as mining for resources, searching for water, burying objects, supporting columns and structures, and searching for food (including plant bulbs and roots).

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