2005 | pages: 165 | ISBN: 0309095476 | PDF | 15,7 mb
This volume includes 14 papers from the National Academy of Engineering's Tenth Annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium held in September 2004. The U.S. Frontiers meeting brings together 100 outst&ing engineers (ages 30-45) to learn from their peers & discuss leading-edge technologies in a range of fields. The 2004 symposium covered these four areas: engineering for extreme environments, designer materials, multiscale modeling, & engineering & entertainment. Papers in the book cover topics such as scalable mobile robots for deployment in polar climates, the challenges of l&ing on Mars, thin-film active materials, vascular tissue engineering, small-scale processes & large-scale simulations of the climate system, simulating physically accurate illumination in computer graphics, & designing socially intelligent robots, among others. Appendixes include information about the contributors, the symposium program, & a list of the meeting participants. The book is the tenth in a series covering the topics of the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering meetings.