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  • High Temperature Materials and Mechanismsby Yoseph Bar-Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 189.95

    The use of high-temperature materials in current and future applications, including silicone materials for handling hot foods and metal alloys for developing high-speed aircraft and spacecraft systems, has generated a growing interest in high-temperature technologies. High Temperature Materials and Mechanisms explores a broad range of issues related... more...

  • Biomimeticsby Yoseph Bar-Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 210.00

    Nature is the world's foremost designer. With billions of years of experience and boasting the most extensive laboratory available, it conducts research in every branch of engineering and science. Nature's designs and capabilities have always inspired technology, from the use of tongs and tweezers to genetic algorithms and autonomous legged robots.... more...

  • Electroactive Polymer (EAP) Actuators as Artificial Musclesby Yoseph Bar-Cohen

    SPIE 2004; US$ 94.00

    In concept and execution, this book covers the field of EAP with careful attention to all its key aspects and full infrastructure, including the available materials, analytical models, processing techniques, and characterization methods. In this second edition the reader is brought current on promising advances in EAP that have occurred in electric... more...

  • Biomimeticsby Yoseph Bar-Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 179.95

    Mimicking nature ? from science fiction to engineering reality Humans have always looked to nature?s inventions as a source of inspiration. The observation of flying birds and insects leads to innovations in aeronautics. Collision avoidance sensors mimic the whiskers of rodents. Optimization algorithms are based on survival of the fittest,... more...

  • Drilling in Extreme Environmentsby Yoseph Bar-Cohen; Kris Zacny

    Wiley 2009; US$ 230.00

    Uniquely comprehensive and up to date, this book covers terrestrial as well as extraterrestrial drilling and excavation, combining the technology of drilling with the state of the art in robotics. The authors come from industry and top ranking public and corporate research institutions and provide here real-life examples, problems, solutions and case... more...

  • The Coming Robot Revolutionby Yoseph Bar-Cohen; David Hanson

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    How will the presence of the robots challenge our identity? This book discusses the emergence of humanlike robots into our world. It covers the trends, possibilities, and concerns we feel with their emergence. It explores the fascinating implications of robot technology while alerting of its possibly disturbing flipside. more...

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