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Microbiorobotics : Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems (Hardcover)
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Microbiorobotics is a new engineering discipline that takes a multidisciplinary approach to accomplish precise manipulation in microscale spaces.
Microorganisms have evolved various mechanisms to thrive in microscale environments and therefore are a useful tool to utilize 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; 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, and includes a new classification paradigm for microbiorobots.
- Gives the reader an understanding of the fundamental changes in dynamics and fabrication techniques in the microenvironment
- Offers a unique dual approach to microrobotics from the biological perspective, i.e. bioinspired engineering design and design of biological systems to accomplish engineering tasks
- 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