Research report 2016 - Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart site

Biomechanics and Locomotion Control in Legged Animals and Legged Robots

Spröwitz, Alexander (korrespondierender Autor); Heim, Steve
MPG Forschungsgruppe "Dynamische Lokomotion"
An animal's running gait is dynamic, efficient, elegant, and adaptive. We see locomotion in animals as an orchestrated interplay of the locomotion apparatus, interacting with its environment. The Dynamic Locomotion Group at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart develops novel legged robots to decipher aspects of biomechanics and neuromuscular control of legged locomotion in animals, and to understand general principles of locomotion.

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