Biological Prototypes and Synthetic Systems

Volume 1 Proceedings of the Second Annual Bionics Symposium sponsored by Cornell University and the General Electric Company, Advanced Electronics Center, held at Cornell University, August 30–September 1, 1961

  • Eugene E. Bernard
  • Morley R. Kare

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Heinz Von Foerster
    Pages 1-12
  3. Donald I. Tepas, John C. Armington, Walter J. Kropfl
    Pages 13-21
  4. Bruce P. Halpern
    Pages 22-28
  5. James B. Preston
    Pages 38-38
  6. J. H. Whitlock
    Pages 39-48
  7. R. S. Payne
    Pages 50-50
  8. K. D. Roeder
    Pages 54-57
  9. V. Braitenberg, F. Lauria
    Pages 58-58
  10. E. E. Loebner, T. Henneberger
    Pages 59-59
  11. F. Heinmets, A. Herschman
    Pages 60-70
  12. Alan Hein, Richard Held
    Pages 71-74
  13. Louis L. Sutro
    Pages 75-87
  14. Frank N. Marzocco, Philip R. Bartram
    Pages 88-96
  15. W. F. Caldwell, E. Glaesser, J. L. Stewart
    Pages 97-103
  16. D. Hildebrand
    Pages 104-109
  17. Harry F. Olson, Herbert Belar
    Pages 110-118
  18. Roy M. Pritchard
    Pages 119-125
  19. E. B. Johnston
    Pages 142-147
  20. D. R. Smith, C. H. Davidson
    Pages 148-159
  21. Roger L. Boyell
    Pages 161-169
  22. A. P. Sage, J. L. Melsa
    Pages 170-182
  23. J. L. Stewart
    Pages 213-221
  24. Ming-kuei Hu
    Pages 222-229
  25. James J. Gibson
    Pages 230-232
  26. Charles Vossler, Leonard Uhr
    Pages 233-243
  27. A. J. Cote Jr.
    Pages 278-290
  28. Raymond A. Wiesen, Emir H. Shuford
    Pages 303-310
  29. E. B. Carne, E. M. Connelly, P. H. Halpern, B. A. Logan
    Pages 311-330
  30. Robert D. Turner
    Pages 331-341
  31. R. M. Stewart
    Pages 370-380
  32. M. C. Goodall
    Pages 381-386

About this book


When the present symposium was first conceived, it was decided that more emphasis be given to contributions from biological laboratories than has typically appeared in previous bionics meetings. Accordingly, most of the invited speakers are biologists, in the broad sense of representing some area of the life sciences. Likewise, many of the submitted papers eventually chosen by the technical com­ mittee were from the life sCiences, rather than the physical sciences or mathe­ matics. In this way, it was hoped that a greater direct interest in the technological problems of bionics might be stimulated among biologists, upon whose work much of the success of bionics necessarily lies. Because of the wide interdisciplinary span of the papers, it was necessary to impose some artificial organization upon them, specifically for continuity in the transactions. We elected to put the biological papers first, followed by those which deal with reasonably specific models, and reserveto the last those papers reporting models which are more general in nature. The editorial function was kept to a minimum, with no major alterations of content and few of style being exercised. Several of the papers delivered at the symposium required a longer format for clarity and are included here in ex­ panded versions. Assitance in the preparation of this volume was received from the National Institute of Neurologic Diseases and Blindness, Grant number B-3896.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eugene E. Bernard
    • 1
  • Morley R. Kare
    • 1
  1. 1.Consolidated University of North CarolinaRaleighUSA

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