9780465021413

Darwin's Devices: What Evoloving Robots Can Teach Us About the History of Life and the Future of Technology

  • ISBN 13:

    9780465021413

  • ISBN 10:

    0465021417

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/03/2012
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

Biologists are pioneering a new way to study evolution. By building autonomous mobile robots that simulate animal behavior and subjecting them to selective pressures, they are now able to observe the heretofore glacial process of evolutionary adaptation. In turn, these mechanisms are revolutionizing ideas about engineering and design. In Darwin's Devices, biorobotics expert John Long examines this powerful approach to improving our understanding of biology and the machines we rely on daily. Darwin's Devicesis a trip through the laboratory of a fertile mind and the herald of a new era in experimental science. But more than that, it is proof that both science and engineering can benefit when we simply sit back and let natural processes take control.

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