Biomimetic Technologies

Biomimetic Technologies
Author: Trung Dung Ngo
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780081002490
ISBN 13: 0081002491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic Technologies Book Review:

Biomimetic engineering takes the principles of biological organisms and copies, mimics or adapts these in the design and development of new materials and technologies. Biomimetic Technologies reviews the key materials and processes involved in this groundbreaking field, supporting theoretical background by outlining a range of applications. Beginning with an overview of the key principles and materials associated with biomimetic technologies in Part One, the book goes on to explore biomimetic sensors in more detail in Part Two, with bio-inspired tactile, hair-based, gas-sensing and sonar systems all reviewed. Biomimetic actuators are then the focus of Part Three, with vision systems, tissue growth and muscles all discussed. Finally, a wide range of applications are investigated in Part Four, where biomimetic technology and artificial intelligence are reviewed for such uses as bio-inspired climbing robots and multi-robot systems, microrobots with CMOS IC neural networks locomotion control, central pattern generators (CPG's) and biologically inspired antenna arrays. Includes a solid overview of modern artificial intelligence as background to the principles of biomimetic engineering Reviews a selection of key bio-inspired materials and sensors, highlighting their current strengths and future potential Features cutting-edge examples of biomimetic technologies employed for a broad range of applications

Biomimetic Technologies

Biomimetic Technologies
Author: Trung Dung Ngo
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2015-07-24
ISBN 10: 0081002602
ISBN 13: 9780081002605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic Technologies Book Review:

Biomimetic engineering takes the principles of biological organisms and copies, mimics or adapts these in the design and development of new materials and technologies. Biomimetic Technologies reviews the key materials and processes involved in this groundbreaking field, supporting theoretical background by outlining a range of applications. Beginning with an overview of the key principles and materials associated with biomimetic technologies in Part One, the book goes on to explore biomimetic sensors in more detail in Part Two, with bio-inspired tactile, hair-based, gas-sensing and sonar systems all reviewed. Biomimetic actuators are then the focus of Part Three, with vision systems, tissue growth and muscles all discussed. Finally, a wide range of applications are investigated in Part Four, where biomimetic technology and artificial intelligence are reviewed for such uses as bio-inspired climbing robots and multi-robot systems, microrobots with CMOS IC neural networks locomotion control, central pattern generators (CPG’s) and biologically inspired antenna arrays. Includes a solid overview of modern artificial intelligence as background to the principles of biomimetic engineering Reviews a selection of key bio-inspired materials and sensors, highlighting their current strengths and future potential Features cutting-edge examples of biomimetic technologies employed for a broad range of applications

Biomimetic Sensor Technology

Biomimetic Sensor Technology
Author: Kiyoshi Toko
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2000-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781139425544
ISBN 13: 1139425544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic Sensor Technology Book Review:

This book deals with biomimetic sensors that can quantify taste and smell - the electronic tongue and nose. Of all sensor technologies, these have been widely considered as the most difficult to realise and the development of these sensors significantly contributes to the understanding of the reception mechanisms in gustatory and olfactory systems. The author begins by dealing with the basic principles of measurement and multivariate analysis. Reception mechanisms in biological systems are briefly reviewed. Several types of biosensor, including enzyme-immobilized membranes, SPR, the quartz resonance oscillator and IC technologies are explained in detail. This book is the first to focus on artificial taste and smell sensors and also reviews conventional biosensors, such as enzyme sensors, in detail.

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Author: Tony T. Prescott,Nathan F. Lepora,Anna Mura,Paul F.M.J. Verschure
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2012-06-22
ISBN 10: 3642315259
ISBN 13: 9783642315251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2012, held in Barcelona, Spain, in July 2012. The 28 full papers and 33 extended abstracts presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this book. The conference addresses themes related to the development of future real-world technologies which will depend strongly on our understanding and harnessing of the principles underlying living systems and the flow of communication signals between living and artificial systems.

Biomimetics

Biomimetics
Author: Yoseph Bar-Cohen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2005-11-02
ISBN 10: 1420037714
ISBN 13: 9781420037715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetics Book Review:

Nature is the world's foremost designer. With billions of years of experience and boasting the most extensive laboratory available, it conducts research in every branch of engineering and science. Nature's designs and capabilities have always inspired technology, from the use of tongs and tweezers to genetic algorithms and autonomous legged robots. Taking a systems perspective rather than focusing narrowly on materials or chemistry aspects, Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies examines the field from every angle. The book contains pioneering approaches to biomimetics including a new perspective on the mechanization of cognition and intelligence, as well as defense and attack strategies in nature, their applications, and potential. It surveys the field from modeling to applications and from nano- to macro-scales, beginning with an introduction to principles of using biology to inspire designs as well as biological mechanisms as models for technology. This innovative guide discusses evolutionary robotics; genetic algorithms; molecular machines; multifunctional, biological-, and nano- materials; nastic structures inspired by plants; and functional surfaces in biology. Looking inward at biological systems, the book covers the topics of biomimetic materials, structures, control, cognition, artificial muscles, biosensors that mimic senses, artificial organs, and interfaces between engineered and biological systems. The final chapter contemplates the future of the field and outlines the challenges ahead. Featuring extensive illustrations, including a 32-page full-color insert, Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies provides unmatched breadth of scope as well as lucid illumination of this promising field.

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Author: Nathan F. Lepora,Anna Mura,Michael Mangan,Paul F.M.J. Verschure,Marc Desmulliez,Tony J. Prescott
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2016-07-11
ISBN 10: 3319424173
ISBN 13: 9783319424170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2016, held in Edinburgh, UK, in July 2016. The 34 full and 27 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 63 submissions.The theme of the conference encompasses biomimetic methods for manufacture, repair and recycling inspired by natural processes such as reproduction, digestion, morphogenesis and metamorphosis.

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes for New Frontiers in Sustainable Water Treatment Technology

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes for New Frontiers in Sustainable Water Treatment Technology
Author: Amira Abdelrasoul,Huu Doan,Ali Lohi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN 10: 9535136615
ISBN 13: 9789535136613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes for New Frontiers in Sustainable Water Treatment Technology Book Review:

Biomimetic and bioinspired membranes are the most promising type of membrane for multiple usage scenarios, including commercial separation applications as well as water and wastewater treatment technologies. In recent years, aquaporin biomimetic membranes (ABMs) for water purification have raised considerable interest. These membranes display uniquely favorable properties and outstanding performances, such as diverse interactions, varied selective transport mechanisms, superior stability, high resistance to membrane fouling, and distinct adaptability. Biomimetic membranes would make a significant contribution to alleviate water stress, environmental threats, and energy consumption.

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Author: Uriel Martinez-Hernandez,Vasiliki Vouloutsi,Anna Mura,Michael Mangan,Minoru Asada,Tony J. Prescott,Paul F.M.J. Verschure
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-07-05
ISBN 10: 3030247414
ISBN 13: 9783030247416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2019, held in Nara, Japan, in July 2019. The 26 full and 16 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. They deal with research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems, biomimetics, and research that seeks to interface biological and artificial systems to create biohybrid systems.

Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering

Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering
Author: Fernando Pacheco Torgal,J. A. Labrincha,M. V. Diamanti,C.-P. Yu,H. K. Lee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2014-08-16
ISBN 10: 3319092871
ISBN 13: 9783319092874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering Book Review:

Putting forward an innovative approach to solving current technological problems faced by human society, this book encompasses a holistic way of perceiving the potential of natural systems. Nature has developed several materials and processes which both maintain an optimal performance and are also totally biodegradable, properties which can be used in civil engineering. Delivering the latest research findings to building industry professionals and other practitioners, as well as containing information useful to the public, ‘Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering’ serves as an important tool to tackle the challenges of a more sustainable construction industry and the future of buildings.

Laser Technology in Biomimetics

Laser Technology in Biomimetics
Author: Volker Schmidt,Maria Regina Belegratis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN 10: 3642413412
ISBN 13: 9783642413414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laser Technology in Biomimetics Book Review:

Lasers are progressively more used as versatile tools for fabrication purposes. The wide range of available powers, wavelengths, operation modes, repetition rates etc. facilitate the processing of a large spectrum of materials at exceptional precision and quality. Hence, manifold methods were established in the past and novel methods are continuously under development. Biomimetics, the translation from nature-inspired principles to technical applications, is strongly multidisciplinary. This field offers intrinsically a wide scope of applications for laser based methods regarding structuring and modification of materials. This book is dedicated to laser fabrication methods in biomimetics. It introduces both, a laser technology as well as an application focused approach. The book covers the most important laser lithographic methods and various biomimetics application scenarios ranging from coatings and biotechnology to construction, medical applications and photonics.

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Author: Vasiliki Vouloutsi,Anna Mura,Falk Tauber,Thomas Speck,Tony J. Prescott,Paul F. M. J. Verschure
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN 10: 3030643131
ISBN 13: 9783030643133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the )th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2020, held in Freiburg, Germany, in July 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held virtually. The 32 full and 7 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. They deal with research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems, biomimetics, and research that seeks to interface biological and artificial systems to create biohybrid systems.

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Author: Michael Mangan,Mark Cutkosky,Anna Mura,Paul F.M.J. Verschure,Tony Prescott,Nathan Lepora
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 645
Release: 2017-07-14
ISBN 10: 3319635379
ISBN 13: 9783319635378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems Book Review:

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2017, held in Stanford, CA, USA, in July 2017.The 42 full and 19 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 63 submissions. The theme of the conference encompasses biomimetic methods for manufacture, repair and recycling inspired by natural processes such as reproduction, digestion, morphogenesis and metamorphosis.

Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials for Drug Delivery

Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials for Drug Delivery
Author: Md Nurunnabi
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-07-30
ISBN 10: 0128219491
ISBN 13: 9780128219492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials for Drug Delivery Book Review:

Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials for Drug Delivery delves into the potential of bioinspired materials in drug delivery, detailing each material type and its latest developments. In the last decade, biomimetic and bioinspired materials and technology has garnered increased attention in drug delivery research. Various material types including polymer, small molecular, protein, peptide, cholesterol, polysaccharide, nano-crystal and hybrid materials are widely considered in drug delivery research. However, biomimetic and bioinspired materials and technology have shown promising results for use in therapeutics, due to their high biocompatibility and reduced immunogenicity. Such materials include dopamine, extracellular exosome, bile acids, ionic liquids, and red blood cell. This book covers each of these materials in detail, reviewing their potential and usage in drug delivery. As such, this book will be a great source of information for biomaterials scientists, biomedical engineers and those working in pharmaceutical research. Explores latest developments for a broad range of bioinspired and biomimetic materials for drug delivery applications Helps researchers overcome the challenges of biocompatibility and immunogenicity in drug development Provides both theoretical and practical knowledge in regards to materials characterization and use in a range of drugs

Biomimetic Membranes for Sensor and Separation Applications

Biomimetic Membranes for Sensor and Separation Applications
Author: Claus Hélix-Nielsen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2012-01-02
ISBN 10: 9400721838
ISBN 13: 9789400721838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetic Membranes for Sensor and Separation Applications Book Review:

This book addresses the possibilities and challenges in mimicking biological membranes and creating membrane-based sensor and separation devices. Recent advances in developing biomimetic membranes for technological applications will be presented with focus on the use of integral membrane protein mediated transport for sensing and separation. It describes the fundamentals of biosensing as well as separation and shows how the two processes are working in a cooperative manner in biological systems. Biomimetics is a truly cross-disciplinary approach and this is exemplified using the process of forward osmosis will be presented as an illustration of how advances in membrane technology may be directly stimulated by an increased understanding of biological membrane transport. In the development of a biomimetic sensor/separation technology, both channels (ion and water channels) and carriers (transporters) are important. An ideal sensor/separation device requires the supporting biomimetic matrix to be virtually impermeable to anything but the solute in question. In practice, however, a biomimetic support matrix will generally have finite permeabilities to water, electrolytes, and non-electrolytes. These non-protein mediated membrane transport contributions will be presented and the implications for biomimetic device construction will be discussed. New developments in our understanding of the reciprocal coupling between the material properties of the biomimetic matrix and the embedded proteins will be presented and strategies for inducing biomimetic matrix stability will be discussed. Once reconstituted in its final host biomimetic matrix the protein stability also needs to be maintained and controlled. Beta-barrel proteins exemplified by the E. Coli outer membrane channels or small peptides are inherently more stable than alpha-helical bundle proteins which may require additional stabilizing modifications. The challenges associated with insertion and stabilization of alpha-helical bundle proteins including many carriers and ligand and voltage gated ion (and water) channels will be discussed and exemplified using the aquaporin protein. Many biomimetic membrane applications require that the final device can be used in the macroscopic realm. Thus a biomimetic separation device must have the ability to process hundred of liters of permeate in hours – effectively demanding square-meter size membranes. Scalability is a general issue for all nano-inspired technology developments and will be addressed here in the context biomimetic membrane array fabrication. Finally a robust working biomimetic device based on membrane transport must be encapsulated and protected yet allowing massive transport though the encapsulation material. This challenge will be discussed using microfluidic design strategies as examples of how to use microfluidic systems to create and encapsulate biomimetic membranes. The book provides an overview of what is known in the field, where additional research is needed, and where the field is heading.

Science Technology on Bio hylic and Biomass Resources in China A Roadmap to 2050

Science   Technology on Bio hylic and Biomass Resources in China  A Roadmap to 2050
Author: Xinshi Zhang,Hongwen Huang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2010-08-09
ISBN 10: 9783642053405
ISBN 13: 3642053408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Technology on Bio hylic and Biomass Resources in China A Roadmap to 2050 Book Review:

As one of the eighteen field-specific reports comprising the comprehensive scope of the strategic general report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range planning for developing science and technology in the field of bio-hylic and biomass resources. They each craft a roadmap for their sphere of development to 2050. In their entirety, the general and sub-group reports analyze the evolution and laws governing the development of science and technology, describe the decisive impact of science and technology on the modernization process, predict that the world is on the eve of an impending S&T revolution, and call for China to be fully prepared for this new round of S&T advancement. Based on the detailed study of the demands on S&T innovation in China's modernization, the reports draw a framework for eight basic and strategic systems of socio-economic development with the support of science and technology, work out China's S&T roadmaps for the relevant eight basic and strategic systems in line with China's reality, further detail S&T initiatives of strategic importance to China's modernization, and provide S&T decision-makers with comprehensive consultations for the development of S&T innovation consistent with China's reality. Supported by illustrations and tables of data, the reports provide researchers, government officials and entrepreneurs with guidance concerning research directions, the planning process, and investment. Founded in 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the nation's highest academic institution in natural sciences. Its major responsibilities are to conduct research in basic and technological sciences, to undertake nationwide integrated surveys on natural resources and ecological environment, to provide the country with scientific data and consultations for government's decision-making, to undertake government-assigned projects with regard to key S&T problems in the process of socio-economic development, to initiate personnel training, and to promote China's high-tech enterprises through its active engagement in these areas.

Biomimetics

Biomimetics
Author: Maki K. Habib,César Martín-Gómez
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2021-06-09
ISBN 10: 1839621702
ISBN 13: 9781839621703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetics Book Review:

Bioinspired systems, technologies and techniques known as “biomimetics” or the “mimicry of nature,” represent a ground-breaking method of scientific research based on innovation and a creative design approach of the ‘nature’ laboratory to be applied to any scientific discipline. This approach and the associated way of thinking facilitates the cross-fertilization of scientific fields, integrating biology and the interdisciplinary knowledge featuring the evolution of models that have refined in nature within any scientific discipline.

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Natural and Biomimetic Mechanosensing

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Natural and Biomimetic Mechanosensing
Author: Jérôme Casas
Publsiher: Forschungszentrum Jülich
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 3893365834
ISBN 13: 9783893365838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Natural and Biomimetic Mechanosensing Book Review:

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry
Author: Maibritt Pedersen Zari
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2018-05-20
ISBN 10: 1351627392
ISBN 13: 9781351627399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry Book Review:

It is clear that the climate is changing and ecosystems are becoming severely degraded. Humans must mitigate the causes of, and adapt to, climate change and the loss of biodiversity, as the impacts of these changes become more apparent and demand urgent responses. These pressures, combined with rapid global urbanisation and population growth mean that new ways of designing, retrofitting and living in cities are critically needed. Incorporating an understanding of how the living world works and what ecosystems do into architectural and urban design is a step towards the creation and evolution of cities that are radically more sustainable and potentially regenerative. Can cities produce their own food, energy, and water? Can they be designed to regulate climate, provide habitat, cycle nutrients, and purify water, air and soil? This book examines and defines the field of biomimicry for sustainable built environment design and goes on to translate ecological knowledge into practical methodologies for architectural and urban design that can proactively respond to climate change and biodiversity loss. These methods are tested and exemplified through a series of case studies of existing cities in a variety of climates. Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry will be of great interest to students, professionals and researchers of architecture, urban design, ecology, and environmental studies, as well as those interested in the interdisciplinary study of sustainability, ecology and urbanism.

Nanobiotechnology of Biomimetic Membranes

Nanobiotechnology of Biomimetic Membranes
Author: Donald Martin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2007-12-26
ISBN 10: 9780387377407
ISBN 13: 0387377409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanobiotechnology of Biomimetic Membranes Book Review:

This book describes the current state of research and development in biomimetic membranes for nanobiotechnology applications. It takes an international perspective on the issue of developing biotechnology applications from an understanding of the biomimetic membrane at the nanoscale. The success of these applications relies on a good understanding of the interaction and incorporation of macromolecules in membranes and the fundamental properties of the membrane itself.

Biomimetics

Biomimetics
Author: Yoseph Bar-Cohen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2005-11-02
ISBN 10: 9780849331633
ISBN 13: 0849331633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomimetics Book Review:

Nature is the world's foremost designer. With billions of years of experience and boasting the most extensive laboratory available, it conducts research in every branch of engineering and science. Nature's designs and capabilities have always inspired technology, from the use of tongs and tweezers to genetic algorithms and autonomous legged robots. Taking a systems perspective rather than focusing narrowly on materials or chemistry aspects, Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies examines the field from every angle. The book contains pioneering approaches to biomimetics including a new perspective on the mechanization of cognition and intelligence, as well as defense and attack strategies in nature, their applications, and potential. It surveys the field from modeling to applications and from nano- to macro-scales, beginning with an introduction to principles of using biology to inspire designs as well as biological mechanisms as models for technology. This innovative guide discusses evolutionary robotics; genetic algorithms; molecular machines; multifunctional, biological-, and nano- materials; nastic structures inspired by plants; and functional surfaces in biology. Looking inward at biological systems, the book covers the topics of biomimetic materials, structures, control, cognition, artificial muscles, biosensors that mimic senses, artificial organs, and interfaces between engineered and biological systems. The final chapter contemplates the future of the field and outlines the challenges ahead. Featuring extensive illustrations, including a 32-page full-color insert, Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies provides unmatched breadth of scope as well as lucid illumination of this promising field.