Engineered Biomimicry, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123914329
  • ISBN-13: 9780123914323
  • DDC: 660.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 496 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Engineered Biomimicry covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as Velcro™ (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will learn to take ideas and concepts like this from nature, implement them in research, and understand and explain diverse phenomena and their related functions. From bioinspired computing and medical products to biomimetic applications like artificial muscles, MEMS, textiles and vision sensors, Engineered Biomimicry explores a wide range of technologies informed by living natural systems. Engineered Biomimicry helps physicists, engineers and material scientists seek solutions in nature to the most pressing technical problems of our times, while providing a solid understanding of the important role of biophysics. Some physical applications include adhesion superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning,  structural coloration, photonic devices, biomaterials and composite materials, sensor systems, robotics and locomotion, and ultra-lightweight structures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The World's Top Olympians.
2: Biomimetic Vision Sensors.
3: Noise Exploitation and Adaptation in Neuromorphic Sensors.
4: Biomimetic Hard Materials.
5: Biomimetic Robotics.
6: Bioinspired and Biomimetic Microflyers.
7: Muscular Biopolymers.
8: Bioscaffolds: Fabrication and Performance.
9: Surface Modification for Biocompatibility.
10: Flight Control Using Biomimetic Optical Sensors.
11: Biomimetic Textiles.
12: Structural Colors.
13: Biomimetic Antireflection Surfaces.
14: Biomimetic Self-Organization and Self-Healing.
15: Solution-Based Techniques for Biomimetics and Bioreplication.
16: Vapor-Deposition Techniques.
17: Atomic Layer Deposition for Biomimicry.
18: Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Programming.