Roaches and robots

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Roaches and robots

Eeewww, a cockroach! Then it zips off before the swatter appears. Now, researchers have leveraged the bug’s superb scurrying skills to create a cleverly simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.

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College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

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Research, Life Sciences and Biology, Physics and Physical Sciences, Robotics
Keywords
robot, Roach, Cockroach, phase-coupled oscillations, GAIT, walk, running, running ability, walking ability, Coupled-oscillator network, locomotion, locomotor, locomotor instability, central nervous system, Information-based centralization, global control, local control, global signal, local signal, kinematics, robotic, centralization-decentralization axis, Kuramoto, mechanosensory feedback, Inertia, entropy
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Created On: Aug 22, 2019 - 4:37pm
  • Last Updated: Aug 22, 2019 - 4:37pm