Eugene C. Goldfield is Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Faculty at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.
Bioinspired Devices takes us on a fascinating journey between nature and engineering. Goldfield extracts key principles for how living systems grow and function and proposes that they be applied to the design of better machines and prostheses. Combining an incredibly rich set of observations from neuroscience, bioengineering, biomechanics, ecology, and more, this book is a stimulating read for anyone interested in living systems and the construction of biologically-inspired devices.--Auke Ijspeert, Full Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne Bioinspired Devices: Emulating Nature's Assembly and Repair Process is a reliquary of nature's wonders, exploring how cells, organisms, and living systems form and function. Goldfield explains how new insights about these natural building processes are now being leveraged to create 'biologically inspired' engineering innovations, from medical devices to robot swarms. After reading this book, you will look at the world in an entirely new way.--Donald E. Ingber, Founding Director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University