How To Walk On Water And Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement And The Robots Of The Future


by Hu, David L.

How To Walk On Water And Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement And The Robots Of The Future

Price:  US$20.16   (SGD28.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover,  pages
Published:  2018, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780691169866
SB#:  062171 (105)

About This Book

Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. In turn, the latest discoveries about animal mechanics are inspiring scientists to invent robots and devices that move with similar elegance and efficiency. Integrating biology, engineering, physics, and robotics, this book demystifies the remarkable mechanics behind animal locomotion.


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