Mathematical Modeling of Swimming Soft Microrobots

Mathematical Modeling of Swimming Soft Microrobots
Author: Islam S.M. Khalil,Anke Klingner,Sarthak Misra
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN 10: 0128169443
ISBN 13: 9780128169445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Modeling of Swimming Soft Microrobots Book Review:

Mathematical Modelling of Swimming Soft Microrobots presents a theoretical framework for modelling of soft microrobotic systems based on resistive-force theory. Microorganisms are highly efficient at swimming regardless of the rheological and physical properties of the background fluids. This efficiency has inspired researchers and Engineers to develop microrobots that resemble the morphology and swimming strategies of microorganisms. The ultimate goal of this book is threefold: first, to relate resistive-force theory to externally and internally actuated microrobotic systems; second, to enable the readers to develop numerical models of a wide range of microrobotic systems; third, to enable the reader to optimize the design of the microrobot to enhance its swimming efficiency. Enable the readers to develop numerical models of a wide range of microrobotic systems Enable the reader to optimize the design of the microrobot to enhance its swimming efficiency The focus on the development of numerical models that enables Engineers to predict the behavior of the microrobots and optimize their designs to increase their swimming efficiency Provides videos to demonstrate experimental results and animations from the simulation results

Nanotechnology for Hematology Blood Transfusion and Artificial Blood

Nanotechnology for Hematology  Blood Transfusion  and Artificial Blood
Author: Adil Denizli,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Rajan Mariappan,Mohammad Feroz Alam,Khaliqur Rahman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN 10: 0128241802
ISBN 13: 9780128241806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology for Hematology Blood Transfusion and Artificial Blood Book Review:

Nanotechnology for Hematology, Blood Transfusion, and Artificial Blood outlines the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of nanotechnology in hematology, blood transfusion and artificial blood. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and biomedical scientists who are looking to increase their understanding of how nanotechnology can lead to more efficient blood treatments. Sections focus on how nanotechnology could offer new routes to address challenging and pressing issues facing rare blood diseases and disorders and how nanomaterials can be used as artificial cell-like systems (compartmentalized biomimetic nanocontainers), which are especially useful in drug delivery. For artificial blood, the nanotechnological approach can fabricate artificial red blood cells, platelet substitutes, and white blood cell substitutes with their inherent enzyme and other supportive systems. In addition, nanomaterials can promote blood vessel growth and reserve red blood cells at a positive temperature. Provides information on how nanotechnology can be used to create more efficient solutions for blood transfusions and hematology treatments Explores the major nanomaterial types that are used for these treatments Assesses the major challenges of using nanomaterials hematology

Soft Interfaces

Soft Interfaces
Author: Lydéric Bocquet,David Quéré,Thomas A. Witten,Leticia F. Cugliandolo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN 10: 0192506404
ISBN 13: 9780192506405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Interfaces Book Review:

Many of the distinctive and useful phenomena of soft matter come from its interaction with interfaces. Examples are the peeling of a strip of adhesive tape, the coating of a surface, the curling of a fiber via capillary forces, or the collapse of a porous sponge. These interfacial phenomena are distinct from the intrinsic behavior of a soft material like a gel or a microemulsion. Yet many forms of interfacial phenomena can be understood via common principles valid for many forms of soft matter. Our goal in organizing this school was to give students a grasp of these common principles and their many ramifications and possibilities. The Les Houches Summer School comprised over fifty 90-minute lectures over four weeks. Four four-lecture courses by Howard Stone, Michael Cates, David Nelson and L. Mahadevan served as an anchor for the program. A number of shorter courses and seminars rounded out the school. This volume collects the lecture notes of the school.

Microbiorobotics

Microbiorobotics
Author: Minjun Kim,Anak Agung Julius,U Kei Cheang
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-03-18
ISBN 10: 0323430198
ISBN 13: 9780323430197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiorobotics Book Review:

Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems, Second Edition presents information on a new engineering discipline that takes a multidisciplinary approach to accomplish precise manipulation of microscale spaces. Microorganisms have evolved various mechanisms to thrive in microscale environments and are therefore a useful tool for use in many applications, ranging from micromanufacturing techniques, to cellular manipulation. In the context of microrobotics, biological microrobots can directly harness the microorganisms for propulsive and sensing power and synthetic microrobots can mimic the microorganisms’ motions for effective locomotion. This second edition covers new advances and insights that have emerged in recent years. Several new chapters have been added on important new research areas, with existing chapters thoroughly revised. In particular, increased coverage is given to fluid dynamics of microswimmers in nature. Gives the reader an understanding of the fundamental changes in dynamics and fabrication techniques in the microenvironment Offers a unique two-pronged approach to microrobotics from a biological perspective, i.e. bioinspired engineering design of biological systems to accomplish engineering tasks Introduces an interdisciplinary readership to the toolkit that micro-organisms offer to micro-engineering

Mobile Microrobotics

Mobile Microrobotics
Author: Metin Sitti
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN 10: 0262036436
ISBN 13: 9780262036436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobile Microrobotics Book Review:

The first textbook on micron-scale mobile robotics, introducing the fundamentals of design, analysis, fabrication, and control, and drawing on case studies of existing approaches. Progress in micro- and nano-scale science and technology has created a demand for new microsystems for high-impact applications in healthcare, biotechnology, manufacturing, and mobile sensor networks. The new robotics field of microrobotics has emerged to extend our interactions and explorations to sub-millimeter scales. This is the first textbook on micron-scale mobile robotics, introducing the fundamentals of design, analysis, fabrication, and control, and drawing on case studies of existing approaches. The book covers the scaling laws that can be used to determine the dominant forces and effects at the micron scale; models forces acting on microrobots, including surface forces, friction, and viscous drag; and describes such possible microfabrication techniques as photo-lithography, bulk micromachining, and deep reactive ion etching. It presents on-board and remote sensing methods, noting that remote sensors are currently more feasible; studies possible on-board microactuators; discusses self-propulsion methods that use self-generated local gradients and fields or biological cells in liquid environments; and describes remote microrobot actuation methods for use in limited spaces such as inside the human body. It covers possible on-board powering methods, indispensable in future medical and other applications; locomotion methods for robots on surfaces, in liquids, in air, and on fluid-air interfaces; and the challenges of microrobot localization and control, in particular multi-robot control methods for magnetic microrobots. Finally, the book addresses current and future applications, including noninvasive medical diagnosis and treatment, environmental remediation, and scientific tools.

Microbiorobotics

Microbiorobotics
Author: Minjun Kim,Anak Agung Julius
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-03-08
ISBN 10: 145577894X
ISBN 13: 9781455778942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbiorobotics Book Review:

Microbiorobotics is a new engineering discipline that inherently involves a multidisciplinary approach (mechanical engineering, cellular biology, mathematical modeling, control systems, synthetic biology, etc). Building robotics system in the micro scale is an engineering task that has resulted in many important applications, ranging from micromanufacturing techniques to cellular manipulation. However, it is also a very challenging engineering task. One of the reasons is because many engineering ideas and principles that are used in larger scales do not scale well to the micro-scale. For example, locomotion principles in a fluid do not function in the same way, and the use of rotational motors is impractical because of the difficulty of building of the required components. Microrobotics is an area that is acknowledged to have massive potential in applications from medicine to manufacturing. This book introduces an inter-disciplinary readership to the toolkit that micro-organisms offer to micro-engineering The design of robots, sensors and actuators faces a range of techology challenges at the micro-scale. This book shows how biological techniques and materials can be used to meet these challenges World-class multi-disciplanry editors and contributors leverage insights from engineering, mathematical modeling and the life sciences – creating a novel toolkit for microrobotics

Mathematics Applied to Continuum Mechanics

Mathematics Applied to Continuum Mechanics
Author: Lee A. Segel
Publsiher: SIAM
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2007-07-12
ISBN 10: 0898716209
ISBN 13: 9780898716207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematics Applied to Continuum Mechanics Book Review:

This classic work gives an excellent overview of the subject, with an emphasis on clarity, explanation, and motivation. Extensive exercises and a valuable section containing hints and answers make this an excellent text for both classroom use and independent study.

Biological Flows

Biological Flows
Author: Colin G. Caro,M.Y. Jaffrin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 1475794711
ISBN 13: 9781475794717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Flows Book Review:

Biomechanics has a distinguished history extending at least to the 16th Century. However the later half oftbis century has seen an explosion ofthe field with it being viewed as affering exciting challenges for physical scientists and engineers interested in the life sciences, and wonderful opportunities for life scientists eager to collaborate with physical scientists and engineers and to render their scientific work more fundamental. That the field is now weil established and expanding is demonstrated by the formation of a World Committee for Biomechanics and the success and large participation in the 1st and 2nd World Congresses of Biomechanics, held respectively in San Diego in 1990 and in Amsterdam in 1994. With more than 1350 scientific papers delivered at the 2nd World Congress, either within symposia or oral or poster sessions, it would have been out of the question to try to produce comprehensive edited proceedings. Moreover, we are confident that most of the papers have been or will be published in one ofthe excellentjoumals covering the field. But of effort contributed by the plenary lecturers and the tutorial we thought that the large amount and keynote speakers of various symposia deserved tobe recognised in the form of a specific publication, thus also allowing those unable to attend the presentatiops . . tC\ sh?r~ in the findings. Furthermore, we feel that there is now a need to review aspects 'oftlie freld.

Mathematical Biofluiddynamics

Mathematical Biofluiddynamics
Author: James Lighthill
Publsiher: SIAM
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 1611970512
ISBN 13: 9781611970517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematical Biofluiddynamics Book Review:

Addresses external biofluiddynamics concerning animal locomotion and internal biofluiddynamics concerning heat and mass transport.

Electromagnetic Actuation and Sensing in Medical Robotics

Electromagnetic Actuation and Sensing in Medical Robotics
Author: Hongliang Ren,Jinji Sun
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2017-12-30
ISBN 10: 9811060355
ISBN 13: 9789811060359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electromagnetic Actuation and Sensing in Medical Robotics Book Review:

This book highlights electromagnetic actuation (EMA) and sensing systems for a broad range of applications including targeted drug delivery, drug-release-rate control, catheterization, intravitreal needleless injections, wireless magnetic capsule endoscopy, and micromanipulations. It also reviews the state-of-the-art magnetic actuation and sensing technologies with remotely controlled targets used in biomedicine.

Control Systems Design of Bio Robotics and Bio Mechatronics with Advanced Applications

Control Systems Design of Bio Robotics and Bio Mechatronics with Advanced Applications
Author: Ahmad Taher Azar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN 10: 0128174641
ISBN 13: 9780128174647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Control Systems Design of Bio Robotics and Bio Mechatronics with Advanced Applications Book Review:

Control Systems Design of Bio-Robotics and Bio-Mechatronics with Advanced Applications delivers essential and advanced bioengineering information on the application of control and robotics technologies in the life sciences. Judging by what we have witnessed so far, this exciting field of control systems and robotics in bioengineering is likely to produce revolutionary breakthroughs over the next decade. While this book is intended for senior undergraduate or graduate students in both control engineering and biomedical engineering programs, it will also appeal to medical researchers and practitioners who want to enhance their quantitative understanding of physiological processes. Focuses on the engineering and scientific principles underlying the extraordinary performance of biomedical robotics and bio-mechatronics Demonstrates the application of principles for designing corresponding algorithms Presents the latest innovative approaches to medical diagnostics and procedures, as well as clinical rehabilitation from the point-of-view of dynamic modeling, system analysis and control

Snake Robots

Snake Robots
Author: Pål Liljebäck,Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen,Øyvind Stavdahl,Jan Tommy Gravdahl
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2012-06-13
ISBN 10: 1447129962
ISBN 13: 9781447129967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snake Robots Book Review:

Snake Robots is a novel treatment of theoretical and practical topics related to snake robots: robotic mechanisms designed to move like biological snakes and able to operate in challenging environments in which human presence is either undesirable or impossible. Future applications of such robots include search and rescue, inspection and maintenance, and subsea operations. Locomotion in unstructured environments is a focus for this book. The text targets the disparate muddle of approaches to modelling, development and control of snake robots in current literature, giving a unified presentation of recent research results on snake robot locomotion to increase the reader’s basic understanding of these mechanisms and their motion dynamics and clarify the state of the art in the field. The book is a complete treatment of snake robotics, with topics ranging from mathematical modelling techniques, through mechatronic design and implementation, to control design strategies. The development of two snake robots is described and both are used to provide experimental validation of many of the theoretical results. Snake Robots is written in a clear and easily understandable manner which makes the material accessible by specialists in the field and non-experts alike. Numerous illustrative figures and images help readers to visualize the material. The book is particularly useful to new researchers taking on a topic related to snake robots because it provides an extensive overview of the snake robot literature and also represents a suitable starting point for research in this area.

Mechanically Responsive Materials for Soft Robotics

Mechanically Responsive Materials for Soft Robotics
Author: Hideko Koshima
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 3527346201
ISBN 13: 9783527346202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanically Responsive Materials for Soft Robotics Book Review:

Offers a comprehensive review of the research and development of mechanically responsive materials and their applications in soft robots Mechanically Responsive Materials for Soft Robotics offers an authoritative guide to the current state of mechanically responsive materials for the development of soft robotics. With contributions from an international panel of experts, the book examines existing mechanically responsive materials such as crystals, polymers, gels, and composites that are stimulated by light and heat. The book also explores the application of mechanical materials to soft robotics. The authors describe the many excellent mechanical crystals developed in recent years that show the ability to bend, twist, rotate, jump, self-heal, and shape memory. Mechanical polymer materials are described for evolution into artificial muscles, photomobile materials, bioinspired soft actuators, inorganic-organic hybrid materials, multi-responsive composite materials, and strain sensor materials. The application of mechanical materials to soft robots is just the beginning. This book reviews the many challenging and versatile applications, such as soft microrobots made from photoresponsive elastomers, four-dimensional printing for assembling soft robots, self-growing of soft robots like plants, and biohybrid robots using muscle tissue. This important book: -Explores recent developments in the use of soft smart materials in robotic systems -Covers the full scope of mechanically responsive materials: polymers, crystals, gels, and nanocomposites -Deals with an interdisciplinary topic of advanced smart materials research -Contains extensive descriptions of current and future applications in soft robotics Written for materials scientists, polymer chemists, photochemists, physical chemists, solid state chemists, inorganic chemists, and robotics engineers, Mechanically Responsive Materials for Soft Robotics offers a comprehensive and timely review of the most recent research on mechanically responsive materials and the manufacture of soft robotics.

Robot Fish

Robot Fish
Author: Ruxu Du,Zheng Li,Kamal Youcef-Toumi,Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2015-05-06
ISBN 10: 3662468700
ISBN 13: 9783662468708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robot Fish Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive coverage on robot fish including design, modeling and optimization, control, autonomous control and applications. It gathers contributions by the leading researchers in the area. Readers will find the book very useful for designing and building robot fish, not only in theory but also in practice. Moreover, the book discusses various important issues for future research and development, including design methodology, control methodology, and autonomous control strategy. This book is intended for researchers and graduate students in the fields of robotics, ocean engineering and related areas.

Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Author: David Jiles
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN 10: 148223890X
ISBN 13: 9781482238907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Book Review:

A long overdue update, this edition of Introduction to Magnetism and Magnetic Materials is a complete revision of its predecessor. While it provides relatively minor updates to the first two sections, the third section contains vast updates to reflect the enormous progress made in applications in the past 15 years, particularly in magnetic recordin

Mechanics of Swimming and Flying

Mechanics of Swimming and Flying
Author: Stephen Childress
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1981-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780521280716
ISBN 13: 0521280710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Swimming and Flying Book Review:

Provides a summary of the fluid dynamics of the locomotion of living organisms. Describes biological phenomena in detail from the swimming of bacteria and fish to the flying of insects and birds.

Experimental Robotics

Experimental Robotics
Author: Jaydev P. Desai,Gregory Dudek,Oussama Khatib,Vijay Kumar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 995
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN 10: 3319000659
ISBN 13: 9783319000657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental Robotics Book Review:

The International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER) is a series of bi-annual meetings, which are organized, in a rotating fashion around North America, Europe and Asia/Oceania. The goal of ISER is to provide a forum for research in robotics that focuses on novelty of theoretical contributions validated by experimental results. The meetings are conceived to bring together, in a small group setting, researchers from around the world who are in the forefront of experimental robotics research. This unique reference presents the latest advances across the various fields of robotics, with ideas that are not only conceived conceptually but also explored experimentally. It collects robotics contributions on the current developments and new directions in the field of experimental robotics, which are based on the papers presented at the 13the ISER held in Québec City, Canada, at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, on June 18-21, 2012. This present thirteenth edition of Experimental Robotics edited by Jaydev P. Desai, Gregory Dudek, Oussama Khatib, and Vijay Kumar offers a collection of a broad range of topics in field and human-centered robotics.

Artificial Cilia

Artificial Cilia
Author: Jaap MJ den Toonder,Patrick R Onck
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN 10: 1849737096
ISBN 13: 9781849737098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Cilia Book Review:

Cilia are tiny hairs covering biological cells to generate and sense fluid flow. Millions of years of evolution have inspired a novel technology which is barely a decade old. Artificial cilia have been developed to control and sense fluid flow in microscopic systems, presenting new and interesting options for flow control in lab-on-a-chip devices. This appealing link between nature and technology has seen rapid development in the last few years, and this book presents a review of the state-of-the-art in the form of a professional reference book. The editors have pioneered the field, having initiated a major European project on this topic soon after its inception. Active researchers in academia and industry will benefit from the comprehensive nature of this book, while postgraduates and those new to the field will gain a clear understanding of the theory, techniques and applications of artificial cilia.

Complex Fluids in Biological Systems

Complex Fluids in Biological Systems
Author: Saverio E. Spagnolie
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014-11-27
ISBN 10: 1493920650
ISBN 13: 9781493920655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Fluids in Biological Systems Book Review:

This book serves as an introduction to the continuum mechanics and mathematical modeling of complex fluids in living systems. The form and function of living systems are intimately tied to the nature of surrounding fluid environments, which commonly exhibit nonlinear and history dependent responses to forces and displacements. With ever-increasing capabilities in the visualization and manipulation of biological systems, research on the fundamental phenomena, models, measurements, and analysis of complex fluids has taken a number of exciting directions. In this book, many of the world’s foremost experts explore key topics such as: Macro- and micro-rheological techniques for measuring the material properties of complex biofluids and the subtleties of data interpretation Experimental observations and rheology of complex biological materials, including mucus, cell membranes, the cytoskeleton, and blood The motility of microorganisms in complex fluids and the dynamics of active suspensions Challenges and solutions in the numerical simulation of biologically relevant complex fluid flows This volume will be accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in engineering, mathematics, biology, and the physical sciences, but will appeal to anyone interested in the intricate and beautiful nature of complex fluids in the context of living systems.

Advances in Motor Torque Control

Advances in Motor Torque Control
Author: Mukhtar Ahmad
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2011-09-22
ISBN 10: 9533076860
ISBN 13: 9789533076867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Motor Torque Control Book Review:

Electric motors are widely used in industries to convert electrical energy into mechanical form. Control techniques are designed to improve the performance and efficiency of the drive so that large amounts of electrical energy can be saved. This book is primarily written with the objective of providing necessary information on use of electric motors for various applications in industries. During the last ten years a number of methods of control of electric drives have emerged. Some of these methods are described in this book. The reader will be able to understand the new methods of control used in drives, e.g. direct and sensorless control. Also the application of motor control in dentistry, the effect of human reaction and improvement of the efficiency of drives with control have been described.