Darwin's Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us

    Darwin's Devices: What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us

    about the History of Life and the Future of Technology

    John Long

    Basic 2012

    Hardback 278pp

    9780465021413   Product Code: 97885

    How can you investigate the history of life when it happened so long in the past? John Long describes his ingenious solution to this problem - the study of biorobots, which look like extinct animals and compete amid evolutionary pressures as he changes their 'genes'. He not only explains how his research provides insights into the power of evolution to create complex behaviour and solve technological challenges, but also identifies its implications for engineering, design and the military.

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