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GoQBot: a caterpillar-inspired soft-bodied rolling robot.
Rolling locomotion using an external force such as gravity has evolved many times. However, some caterpillars can curl into a wheel and generate their own rolling momentum as part of an escapeExpand
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Internal models direct dragonfly interception steering
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We provide evidence that interception steering by dragonflies is driven by forward and inverse models of dragonfly body dynamics and by models of prey motion. Expand
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Flight of the dragonflies and damselflies
This work is a synthesis of our current understanding of the mechanics, aerodynamics and visually mediated control of dragonfly and damselfly flight, with the addition of new experimental andExpand
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Bone-free: soft mechanics for adaptive locomotion.
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Using caterpillars as a tractable model system, it is now possible to identify the biomechanical and neural strategies for controlling movements in such highly deformable animals. Expand
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Scaling of caterpillar body properties and its biomechanical implications for the use of a hydrostatic skeleton
SUMMARY Caterpillars can increase their body mass 10,000-fold in 2 weeks. It is therefore remarkable that most caterpillars appear to maintain the same locomotion kinematics throughout their entireExpand
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Through the eyes of a bird: modelling visually guided obstacle flight
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A pigeon's steering resembles proportional control driven by the error angle between the flight direction and the desired opening, or gap, between obstacles. Expand
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Heuristic Rules Underlying Dragonfly Prey Selection and Interception
Animals use rules to initiate behaviors. Such rules are often described as triggers that determine when behavior begins. However, although less explored, these selection rules are also an opportunityExpand
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Flying between obstacles with an autonomous knife-edge maneuver
Avian flight far exceeds our best aircraft control systems. We have conducted a series of experiments at the Concord Field Station demonstrating the extraordinary maneuverability of the commonExpand
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Towards a biomorphic soft robot: Design constraints and solutions
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Soft animals move by controlling body deformation instead of actuated joints and they are able to exploit changes in conformation for different forms of locomotion. Expand
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