Bio-Inspired Sensory Systems: Using Natural Photo-, Mechano-, and Chemo-Sensory Systems for Design Inspiration

By Dr. Geoffrey Brooks

Using natural sensory system concepts to develop and improving sensory system will continue to thrive for many years to come. Technology advances rapidly (Moore’s Law) as does our understanding of biological principles and designs. These trends fuel the fertile grounds of bio-inspired sensory systems, a topic that is inherently multidisciplinary. This book will serve well as either an academic text on the subject or an introduction to the variety of proven bio-inspired designs. The focus is on sensory systems that interpret environmental stimuli. It introduces natural photo-, mechano-, and chemo-sensory systems across the animal kingdom and also summarizes various novel engineering ideas that glean ideas from these natural sensory systems.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 – Introduction
  • Chapter 2 – General Concepts from Engineering and Biology
  • Chpater 3 – Photo-sensory Systems
  • Chapter 4 – Mechano-sensory Systems
  • Chapter 5 – Chemo-sensory Systems
  • Appendix A

About the Author
Dr. Geoffrey Brooks is a teaching professor at Florida State University Panama City, regularly teaching undergraduate and graduate course in linear systems theory, digital signal processing, adaptive filters, digital communications, control theory, and other courses such as bio-inspired sensory design. He may be reached at

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