The Resource How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls : Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future, David Hu

How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls : Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future, David Hu

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How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls : Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future
Title
How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls
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Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future
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David Hu
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Discovering the secrets of animal movement and what they can teach usInsects 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? In How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, 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.Hu follows scientists as they investigate a multitude of animal movements, from the undulations of sandfish and the way that dogs shake off water in fractions of a second to the seemingly crash-resistant characteristics of insect flight. Not limiting his exploration to individual organisms, Hu describes the ways animals enact swarm intelligence, such as when army ants cooperate and link their bodies to create bridges that span ravines. He also looks at what scientists learn from nature's unexpected feats-such as snakes that fly, mosquitoes that survive rainstorms, and dead fish that swim upstream. As researchers better understand such issues as energy, flexibility, and water repellency in animal movement, they are applying this knowledge to the development of cutting-edge technology.Integrating biology, engineering, physics, and robotics, How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls demystifies the remarkable mechanics behind animal locomotion
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DE-B1597
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Hu, David
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other
LC call number
TJ211
LC item number
.H8 2018eb
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dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Animal mechanics
  • Robotics
  • Robots
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specialized
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How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls : Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future, David Hu
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Dead Fish Swimming
  • Chapter 6. Flying in the Rain
  • Chapter 7. The Brain behind the Brawn
  • Chapter 8. Are Ants a Fluid or a Solid?
  • Conclusion: The Future
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The World of Animal Motion
  • Chapter 1. Walking on Water
  • Chapter 2. Swimming under Sand
  • Chapter 3. The Shape of a Flying Snake
  • Chapter 4. Of Eyelashes and Sharkskin
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780691184081
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.23943/9780691184081
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (DE-B1597)502967
  • (DE-B1597)9780691184081
Label
How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls : Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future, David Hu
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Dead Fish Swimming
  • Chapter 6. Flying in the Rain
  • Chapter 7. The Brain behind the Brawn
  • Chapter 8. Are Ants a Fluid or a Solid?
  • Conclusion: The Future
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The World of Animal Motion
  • Chapter 1. Walking on Water
  • Chapter 2. Swimming under Sand
  • Chapter 3. The Shape of a Flying Snake
  • Chapter 4. Of Eyelashes and Sharkskin
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691184081
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.23943/9780691184081
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)502967
  • (DE-B1597)9780691184081

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