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INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Vinod K. Wadhawan

in Smart Structures: Blurring the Distinction Between the Living and the Nonliving

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199229178
eISBN:
9780191711282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229178.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter presents an overview of the subject of artificial smart structures, and introduces the fields of biomimetics and bio-inspired computing. It emphasizes that nonlinear response is the crux ... More


Action-Oriented Cognition and Its Implications: Contextualizing the New Science of Mind

Tony J. Prescott and Paul F. M. J. Verschure

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The action-oriented paradigm in cognitive science is emerging alongside a broader movement toward a more contextualized, pragmatic, and socially distributed science. This synergy between the view of ... More


The Garden in the Machine:: Biomimetic Hybrids and the Tragedy of Singular Use

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter positions Thomas Pynchon's encyclopedic novel Gravity's Rainbow alongside recent models of human-object interactions such as biomimetics, actor-network theory, and new vitalism. ... More


Nanobots and Nanotubes: Two Alternative Biomimetic Paradigms of Nanotechnology

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent

in Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720807
eISBN:
9780226720838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720838.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that materials scientists working in the hot, new area of nanotechnology exhibit an approach to the project of artificial life that contrasts sharply with the traditional approach ... More


Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Tony J. Prescott, Nathan Lepora, and Paul F.M.J Verschure (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Biomimetics is the development of novel technologies through the distillation of ideas from the study of biological systems. Biohybrids are formed through the combination of at least one biological ... More


Living Machines: An introduction

Tony J. Prescott and Paul F. M. J. Verschure

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Biomimetics is the development of novel technologies through the distillation of principles from the study of biological systems. Biohybrid systems are formed by at least one biological component—an ... More


A roadmap for Living Machines research

Nathan F. Lepora, Paul F. M. J. Verschure, and Tony J. Prescott

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

This roadmap identifies current trends in biomimetic and biohybrid systems together with their implications for future research and innovation. Important questions include the scale at which these ... More


Skin and dry adhesion

Changhyun Pang, Chanseok Lee, Hoon Eui Jeong, and Kahp-Yang Suh

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Close observation of various attachment systems in animal skins has revealed various exquisite multi-scale architectures for essential functions such as locomotion, crawling, mating, and protection ... More


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