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.

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.

Experimental Robotics

Experimental Robotics
Author: Bruno Siciliano,Cecilia Laschi,Oussama Khatib
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2021-03-27
ISBN 10: 303071151X
ISBN 13: 9783030711511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experimental Robotics Book Review:

This book is the volume of the proceedings for the 17th Edition of ISER. The goal of ISER (International Symposium on Experimental Robotics) symposia is to provide a single-track forum on the current developments and new directions of experimental robotics. The series has traditionally attracted a wide readership of researchers and practitioners interested to the advances and innovations of robotics technology. The 54 contributions cover a wide range of topics in robotics and are organized in 9 chapters: aerial robots, design and prototyping, field robotics, human‒robot interaction, machine learning, mapping and localization, multi-robots, perception, planning and control. Experimental validation of algorithms, concepts, or techniques is the common thread running through this large research collection.

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.

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.

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: 1482238888
ISBN 13: 9781482238884
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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Soft Actuators

Soft Actuators
Author: Kinji Asaka,Hidenori Okuzaki
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN 10: 9811368503
ISBN 13: 9789811368509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Actuators Book Review:

This book is the second edition of Soft Actuators, originally published in 2014, with 12 chapters added to the first edition. The subject of this new edition is current comprehensive research and development of soft actuators, covering interdisciplinary study of materials science, mechanics, electronics, robotics, and bioscience. The book includes contemporary research of actuators based on biomaterials for their potential in future artificial muscle technology. Readers will find detailed and useful information about materials, methods of synthesis, fabrication, and measurements to study soft actuators. Additionally, the topics of materials, modeling, and applications not only promote the further research and development of soft actuators, but bring benefits for utilization and industrialization. This volume makes generous use of color figures, diagrams, and photographs that provide easy-to-understand descriptions of the mechanisms, apparatus, and motions of soft actuators. Also, in this second edition the chapters on modeling, materials design, and device design have been given a wider scope and made easier to comprehend, which will be helpful in practical applications of soft actuators. Readers of this work can acquire the newest technology and information about basic science and practical applications of flexible, lightweight, and noiseless soft actuators, which differ from conventional mechanical engines and electric motors. This new edition of Soft Actuators will inspire readers with fresh ideas and encourage their research and development, thus opening up a new field of applications for the utilization and industrialization of soft actuators.