Nicholas S. Szczecinski

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A neuromechanical simulation of the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis was developed to explore changes in locomotion when the animal transitions from walking straight to turning. The simulation was based upon the biological data taken from three sources. Neural circuitry was adapted from the extensive literature primarily obtained from the studies of neural(More)
Praying mantises hunt by standing on their meso- and metathoracic legs and using them to rotate and translate (together, 'pivot') their bodies toward prey. We have developed a neuromechanical software model of the praying mantis Tenodera sinensis to use as a platform for testing postural controllers that the animal may use while hunting. Previous results(More)