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Image 1 - Snakes Inspire Search-and-Rescue Robots
2012-01-20 05:12:44

Georgia Tech researchers have designed a new machine by studying the locomotion of a certain type of flexible, efficient animal.

2012-01-05 16:03:36

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second – about 4.5 miles per hour.

2011-12-21 06:26:02

Severely impaired stroke survivors could walk better when assisted by a robotic system on top of conventional rehabilitation, according to this study.

2011-12-14 05:00:00

Masters Runner Brian Pilcher Uses New Cross-Training Device to Help Put Together a Career-Best Year in 2011 and Looks Forward to Record-Breaking Marathon Attempt in January Ross,

Flexible Robot Can Change Gait, Travel Over Various Terrain
2011-11-29 06:18:12

A team of Harvard University scientists have developed a new flexible robot that can crawl, adjust its gait, squeeze under obstacles, and slide its way through tight spaces.

2011-11-01 15:09:08

It's one of those mysteries that has baffled runners and running doctors for decades: Why do orthotics work?

Robot Helps Researchers Understand Evolution Of Wings
2011-10-18 12:19:29

Scientists from University of California - Berkeley have built a six-legged robot to help gain a better understanding of the evolution of early birds and insects.

Fingerprinting With Footsteps
2011-09-08 07:45:56

Every person’s gait is so unique that their way of walking could be used as a way of identifying them.


Latest Locomotion Reference Libraries

Microraptor
2012-03-21 23:43:50

Microraptor, meaning “small thief,” is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (120 million years ago). This small, four-winged animal was first discovered in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning, China, with more than two dozen specimens unearthed. There are two known species of Microraptor. The type species, M. zhaoianus, has been hotly debated for years. It was initially placed in the genus Archaeoraptor before a more accurate description placed it in the...

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2007-10-24 12:34:20

The Giant Pangolin (Manis gigantea), is a species of pangolin. The Giant Pangolin inhabits Africa with a range stretching along the Equator from West Africa to Uganda. It is found mainly in savanna, rainforest, and forest, where there is a large termite population and available water. It does not inhabit high altitude areas. The Giant Pangolin is the largest species of pangolin (scaly anteaters). It belongs to the Manidae family. It was first described by Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger in 1815....

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2005-09-09 07:46:52

The Water strider, (also known as: Skater, Pond Skater, Jesus Bug, Water Skeeter, water scooter, water skater, and Skimmer) is any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae that rely on the surface tension of water to walk on top of it. They live on the surface of ponds, slow streams, marshes, and other quiet waters and can move very quickly (up to 1 m/s) over the surface of water. Aquarius remigis (formerly known as Gerris remigis) is one of the species in Gerridae known as...

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