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: 2021-09-28
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

Ionic Polymer Metal Composites

Ionic Polymer Metal Composites
Author: Srijan Bhattacharya
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2022-05-02
ISBN 10: 1000553507
ISBN 13: 9781000553505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ionic Polymer Metal Composites Book Review:

This book focuses on electro active polymer material known as Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC) having unique applicability as sensor and actuator which finds extensive use in various domain of engineering and science research. Apart from fundamentals of the IPMC concept, various applications are covered extensively across the chapters including space, underwater and nanoscale, including manufacturing processes. Dedicated chapters are included for robotics and biomedical applications and possible research gaps. Future research perspectives for IPMC are also discussed. Features: Covers principle of Ionic Polymer Metal Composite (IPMC), manufacturing processes, applications, and future possibilities in a systematic manner Highlights IPMC practical applicability in biomedical engineering domain Explores Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) based IPMC soft actuators Discusses IPMC applications in underwater areas Includes IPMC application in robotics focusing on special compliant mechanism This book is aimed toward researchers, graduate students and professionals in materials and mechanical engineering, robotics, mechatronics, biomedical engineering, and physics.

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

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

Mobile Microrobotics

Mobile Microrobotics
Author: Metin Sitti
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 304
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.

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

Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Applications

Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Applications
Author: Kwang J. Kim,Satoshi Tadokoro
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2007-01-17
ISBN 10: 1846283728
ISBN 13: 9781846283727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electroactive Polymers for Robotic Applications Book Review:

This book covers the fundamental properties, modeling, and demonstration of Electroactive polymers in robotic applications. It particularly details artificial muscles and sensors. In addition, the book discusses the properties and uses in robotics applications of ionic polymer–metal composite actuators and dielectric elastomers.

Field Driven Micro and Nanorobots for Biology and Medicine

Field Driven Micro and Nanorobots for Biology and Medicine
Author: Yu Sun,Xian Wang,Jiangfan Yu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2021-11-25
ISBN 10: 3030801977
ISBN 13: 9783030801977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Driven Micro and Nanorobots for Biology and Medicine Book Review:

This book describes the substantial progress recently made in the development of micro and nanorobotic systems, utilizing magnetic, optical, acoustic, electrical, and other actuation fields. It covers several areas of micro and nanorobotics including robotics, materials science, and biomedical engineering. Field-Driven Micro and Nanorobots for Biology and Medicine provides readers with fundamental physics at the micro and nano scales, state-of-the-art technical advances in field-driven micro and nanorobots, and applications in biological and biomedical disciplines.

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.

Biologically Inspired Robotics

Biologically Inspired Robotics
Author: Yunhui Liu,Dong Sun
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1439854971
ISBN 13: 9781439854976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biologically Inspired Robotics Book Review:

Robotic engineering inspired by biology—biomimetics—has many potential applications: robot snakes can be used for rescue operations in disasters, snake-like endoscopes can be used in medical diagnosis, and artificial muscles can replace damaged muscles to recover the motor functions of human limbs. Conversely, the application of robotics technology to our understanding of biological systems and behaviors—biorobotic modeling and analysis—provides unique research opportunities: robotic manipulation technology with optical tweezers can be used to study the cell mechanics of human red blood cells, a surface electromyography sensing system can help us identify the relation between muscle forces and hand movements, and mathematical models of brain circuitry may help us understand how the cerebellum achieves movement control. Biologically Inspired Robotics contains cutting-edge material—considerably expanded and with additional analysis—from the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). These 16 chapters cover both biomimetics and biorobotic modeling/analysis, taking readers through an exploration of biologically inspired robot design and control, micro/nano bio-robotic systems, biological measurement and actuation, and applications of robotics technology to biological problems. Contributors examine a wide range of topics, including: A method for controlling the motion of a robotic snake The design of a bionic fitness cycle inspired by the jaguar The use of autonomous robotic fish to detect pollution A noninvasive brain-activity scanning method using a hybrid sensor A rehabilitation system for recovering motor function in human hands after injury Human-like robotic eye and head movements in human–machine interactions A state-of-the-art resource for graduate students and researchers.

Laser induced Graphene

Laser induced Graphene
Author: Ruquan Ye,James M. Tour
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN 10: 9789814877275
ISBN 13: 9814877271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laser induced Graphene Book Review:

LIG is a revolutionary technique that uses a common CO2 infrared laser scriber, like the one used in any machine shop, for the direct conversion of polymers into porous graphene under ambient conditions. This technique combines the preparation and patterning of 3D graphene in a single step, without the use of wet chemicals. The ease in the structural engineering and excellent mechanical properties of the 3D graphene obtained have made LIG a versatile technique for applications across many fields. This book compiles cutting-edge research on LIG by different research groups all over the world. It discusses the strategies that have been developed to synthesize and engineer graphene, including controlling its properties such as porosity, composition, and surface characteristics. The authors are pioneers in the discovery and development of LIG and the book will appeal to anyone involved in nanotechnology, chemistry, environmental sciences, and device development, especially those with an interest in the synthesis and applications of graphene-based materials.

The Fluid Dynamics of Cell Motility

The Fluid Dynamics of Cell Motility
Author: Eric Lauga
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2020-11-05
ISBN 10: 1107174651
ISBN 13: 9781107174658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fluid Dynamics of Cell Motility Book Review:

A pedagogical review of the mathematical modelling in fluid dynamics necessary to understand the motility of most microorganisms on Earth.

Robotics Research

Robotics Research
Author: Nancy M. Amato,Greg Hager,Shawna Thomas,Miguel Torres-Torriti
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1071
Release: 2019-11-28
ISBN 10: 3030286193
ISBN 13: 9783030286194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics Research Book Review:

ISRR, the "International Symposium on Robotics Research", is one of robotics pioneering Symposia, which has established over the past two decades some of the field's most fundamental and lasting contributions. This book presents the results of the eighteenth edition of "Robotics Research" ISRR17, offering a collection of a broad range of topics in robotics. This symposium took place in Puerto Varas, Chile from December 11th to December 14th, 2017. The content of the contributions provides a wide coverage of the current state of robotics research, the advances and challenges in its theoretical foundation and technology basis, and the developments in its traditional and new emerging areas of applications. The diversity, novelty, and span of the work unfolding in these areas reveal the field's increased maturity and expanded scope and define the state of the art of robotics and its future direction.

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.

Comparative Biomechanics

Comparative Biomechanics
Author: Steven Vogel
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 1400847826
ISBN 13: 9781400847822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Biomechanics Book Review:

The classic textbook on comparative biomechanics—revised and expanded Why do you switch from walking to running at a specific speed? Why do tall trees rarely blow over in high winds? And why does a spore ejected into air at seventy miles per hour travel only a fraction of an inch? Comparative Biomechanics is the first and only textbook that takes a comprehensive look at the mechanical aspects of life—covering animals and plants, structure and movement, and solids and fluids. An ideal entry point into the ways living creatures interact with their immediate physical world, this revised and updated edition examines how the forms and activities of animals and plants reflect the materials available to nature, considers rules for fluid flow and structural design, and explores how organisms contend with environmental forces. Drawing on physics and mechanical engineering, Steven Vogel looks at how animals swim and fly, modes of terrestrial locomotion, organism responses to winds and water currents, circulatory and suspension-feeding systems, and the relationship between size and mechanical design. He also investigates links between the properties of biological materials—such as spider silk, jellyfish jelly, and muscle—and their structural and functional roles. Early chapters and appendices introduce relevant physical variables for quantification, and problem sets are provided at the end of each chapter. Comparative Biomechanics is useful for physical scientists and engineers seeking a guide to state-of-the-art biomechanics. For a wider audience, the textbook establishes the basic biological context for applied areas—including ergonomics, orthopedics, mechanical prosthetics, kinesiology, sports medicine, and biomimetics—and provides materials for exhibit designers at science museums. Problem sets at the ends of chapters Appendices cover basic background information Updated and expanded documentation and materials Revised figures and text Increased coverage of friction, viscoelastic materials, surface tension, diverse modes of locomotion, and biomimetics

The Mathematics of Mechanobiology

The Mathematics of Mechanobiology
Author: Antonio DeSimone,Benoît Perthame,Alfio Quarteroni,Lev Truskinovsky
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2020-06-29
ISBN 10: 3030451976
ISBN 13: 9783030451974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mathematics of Mechanobiology Book Review:

This book presents the state of the art in mathematical research on modelling the mechanics of biological systems – a science at the intersection between biology, mechanics and mathematics known as mechanobiology. The book gathers comprehensive surveys of the most significant areas of mechanobiology: cell motility and locomotion by shape control (Antonio DeSimone); models of cell motion and tissue growth (Benoît Perthame); numerical simulation of cardiac electromechanics (Alfio Quarteroni); and power-stroke-driven muscle contraction (Lev Truskinovsky). Each section is self-contained in terms of the biomechanical background, and the content is accessible to all readers with a basic understanding of differential equations and numerical analysis. The book disentangles the phenomenological complexity of the biomechanical problems, while at the same time addressing the mathematical complexity with invaluable clarity. The book is intended for a wide audience, in particular graduate students and applied mathematicians interested in entering this fascinating field.

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.