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Biol Cybern. 2000 Dec;83(6):517-27.

Mechanical models for insect locomotion: dynamics and stability in the horizontal plane-II. Application.

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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, NJ 08544, USA.

Abstract

We study the dynamics and stability of legged locomotion in the horizontal plane. We discuss the relevance of idealized mechanical models, developed in a companion paper, to recent experiments and simulations on insect running and turning. Applying our results to rapidly running cockroaches, we show that the models' gait and force characteristics match observations reasonably well.

PMID:
11130584
DOI:
10.1007/s004220000180
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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