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How to catch a robot rat : when biology inspires innovation

Author: Agnès Guillot; Jean-Arcady Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
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How to Catch a Robot Rat examines past, present, and future attempts to apply the methods and systems found in nature to the design of objects and devices.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guillot, Agnès, 1946-
How to catch a robot rat.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)749172238
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agnès Guillot; Jean-Arcady Meyer
ISBN: 9780262014526 0262014521
OCLC Number: 500185838
Description: xiii, 226 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Nature-technology transfers: from artisanry to industry --
Structures --
Processes --
Materials --
From automata to animats --
Effective actuators --
Amazing Sensors --
"Wired" control architectures --
Robotic learning --
Robotic development and evolution --
From prostheses to cyberprostheses --
Hybridizing the artificial --
Hybridizing the living.
Other Titles: Bionique.
Responsibility: Agnès Guillot and Jean-Arcady Meyer Translated by Susan Emanuel.

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