How to catch a robot rat : when biology inspires innovation / Agnès Guillot and Jean-Arcady Meyer ; translated by Susan Emanuel.

Other titles
  • Bionique. English
  • Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press 2010
Physical description
xiii, 226 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 0262014521 (hbk.)
  • 9780262014526 (hbk.)
  • "Originally published in French as 'La bionique: quand la science imite la nature' by Dunod, 2008, Paris"--T.p. verso
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • adult
  • 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.
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English
  • French


  • This book 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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University of Birmingham Libraries: Research Reserve [RR], Available on request Q320
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.2010.a.29291
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Reading Room C205.c.2056
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 5 Gen Sci W20 2010-G
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) HB2.210.10.1150
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 2011 MB 3716
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library M10.E11027
University of Reading Library: University Library: 3rd Floor 600-GUI
Science Museum Library: Dana Research Centre and Library 007:93 GUILLOT
Trinity College Dublin Library: Hamilton Library 660.6 R0
UCL Library Services: UCL Science Library HISTORY OF SCIENCE VJ 70 GUI
Wellcome Library: Medical Collection Q320 2010G78h