News tagged with locomotion

Human and avian running on uneven ground

Together with colleagues, Dr Roy Müller from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) has published a review article in the current issue of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface analyzing human and avian locomotion ...

dateSep 29, 2016 in Evolution
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Snakes improve search-and-rescue robots

Designing an all-terrain robot for search-and-rescue missions is an arduous task for scientists. The machine must be flexible enough to move over uneven surfaces, yet not so big that it's restricted from tight spaces. It ...

dateJan 19, 2012 in Robotics
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DALER project shows a walking flying robot (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —At the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems we are developing a novel flying platform which has the ability to move on the ground by using its wings only. Using the wings as whegs to move on rough terrains instead ...

dateAug 04, 2013 in Robotics
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A plane that lands like a bird (w/ Video)

Everyone knows what it's like for an airplane to land: the slow maneuvering into an approach pattern, the long descent, and the brakes slamming on as soon as the plane touches down, which seems to just barely bring it to ...

dateJul 20, 2010 in Engineering
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