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‘Cyber-Roach’ Forces Rethink On Animal Movement

May 14th, 2010 05:57 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Lanxon writes “A team of researchers at the Royal Veterinary College in London has built a ‘cyber-cockroach’ (a cockroach wearing an accelerometer in a tiny backpack) to try and better understand the movements of many-legged animals. They found that unlike bipedal creatures, animals with more than two legs don’t adjust their movements when walking over a softer surface.”
The academic paper is available from the Journal of Experimental Biology. This research will be helpful in finding better ways for multi-legged robots to navigate difficult terrain.

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