Mining Smartness from Nature

Volume 58

doi: 10.4028/

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Authors: Mitsuyo Okamoto, E. Iwai, H. Hatta, Hitoshi Kohri, Ichiro Shiota

Abstract: In bio-systems, nano-composites with complex micro-structures are formed by self-assembly only using low energy at room temperature. If...

Authors: Nicola Maria Pugno

Abstract: Theoretical van der Walls gloves could generate an adhesion force comparable to the body weight of ∼500 men. Even if such a strength...

Authors: Janis Locs, Liga Berzina-Cimdina, Aivars Zhurinsh, Dagnija Loca

Abstract: Pine tree (Pinus silvestris) with shaped sample dimensions of 20 x 20 x 5mm (axial) was selected as raw material. Samples were dried and,...

Authors: Andreas Offenhäusser, Sven Ingebrandt, Michael Pabst, Frank Sommerhage

Abstract: An artificial nose or tongue could be a real benefit at times: this kind of biosensor could sniff or taste out poisons, explosives or...

Authors: Claudia Bonomo, Luigi Fortuna, Salvatore Graziani, Manuela La Rosa, Donata Nicolosi, Giovanni Sicurella

Abstract: In this work the design and realization of an artificial vestibular system demonstrator is presented. The whole system is biologically...

Authors: Antonella Macagnano, Emiliano Zampetti, Bianca Rita Pistillo, Andrea Bearzotti, Simone Pantalei, Riccardo d'Agostino

Abstract: In this work an attempt to obtain a more compact artificial system for gas sensing, properly designed on a transducer, is presented. This...

Authors: Timos Papadopoulos, Robert Allen, Stephen Haynes

Abstract: Echolocating bats are known to outperform manmade systems in the tasks of autonomous navigation and object detection and classification,...

Authors: Peter A. Lieberzeit, Abdul Rehman, Bita Najafi, Franz L. Dickert

Abstract: Chemical sensing is a key application of bio-inspired smart materials. Artificial nanostructured layers mimicking biorecognition are...

Authors: Bertrand Tondu, R. Emirkhanian, Stéphane Mathé, Alain Ricard
Authors: C. Lira, Carlo Menon, K. Kianfar, Fabrizio Scarpa, M. Mani

Abstract: Most animals and insects use opposing muscles, called flexors and extensors, to articulate the joints of their limbs. However, some spiders...


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