Biomimetic Technologies

As a result, natural materials and structures over the test of time provide highly efficient and nontolerant solutions for technological development of man-made products. Over half a century, biomimetics has been emerged to become the ...

Author: Trung Dung Ngo

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081002602

Category: Science

Page: 394

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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 and Biohybrid Systems

This new international conference is targeted at the intersection of research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems — biomimetics — and research that seeks to interface biological ...

Author: Tony T. Prescott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642315259

Category: Computers

Page: 405

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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.

Laser Technology in Biomimetics

Biomimetics involves the transformation of the ideas, concepts and underlying principles developed by nature into manmade technology. Biological systems have, through almost 4billion years, discovered unique solutions for complex ...

Author: Volker Schmidt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642413412

Category: Science

Page: 267

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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

The international conferences in the Living Machines series are targeted at the intersection of research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems, biomimetics, and research that ...

Author: Nathan F. Lepora

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319424173

Category: Computers

Page: 555

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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.

Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering

While existing technologies and techniques will be crucial in the short and medium terms, biomimicry could form an important part of long-term solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss. Biomimicry could be useful as part of ...

Author: Fernando Pacheco Torgal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319092871

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 437

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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.

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

The international conferences in the Living Machines series are targeted at the intersection of research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems, biomimetics, and research that ...

Author: Uriel Martinez-Hernandez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030247414

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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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.

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

The international conferences in the Living Machines series are targeted at the intersection of research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems, biomimetics, and research that ...

Author: Vasiliki Vouloutsi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030643131

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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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.

Potentials and Trends in Biomimetics

Table 3 — Biomimetic research fields with reference to promising technologies from the technology foresight studies Field of biomimetic research Technology fields with affinity to biomimetic approaches Materials and structures, ...

Author: Arnim Gleich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642052460

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 197

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There is a wide consensus about the necessity of sustainable development. There is also a consensus that wide areas of our economy, industry, and technology and the life styles in industrialized countries are not susta- able. Science and technology are widely regarded as (main) causes for this situation. Issues in this context comprise the generally low resource ef- ciency, an increased and mostly undebated technological power, an - creased invasiveness of modern technologies, increasing amounts and - versity of pollutants, and high technological risks. On the other hand science and technology are also regarded as (main) solution providers towards more sustainability. Thus the question is which type of science and technology is rather a part of the problem, and which type is rather a part of the solution? ‘Learning from nature’ may give some orientation in this context. B- mimetics and bionics are widely regarded as being a part of the solution.

Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

The international conferences in the Living Machines series are targeted at the intersection of research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems, biomimetics, and research that ...

Author: Michael Mangan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319635379

Category: Computers

Page: 645

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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

For these reasons, we have focused the attention on the concept of bioinspired and biomimetic technologies to generate more efficient drug delivery platforms [14]. Bioinspiration and biomimicry are the technologies that can reproduce or ...

Author: Md Nurunnabi

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0128219491

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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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