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Adhesive force of a single gecko foot-hair
Geckos are exceptional in their ability to climb rapidly up smooth vertical surfaces. Microscopy has shown that a gecko's foot has nearly five hundred thousand keratinous hairs or setae. Each 30–130Expand
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Templates and anchors: neuromechanical hypotheses of legged locomotion on land.
Locomotion results from complex, high-dimensional, non-linear, dynamically coupled interactions between an organism and its environment. Expand
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Evidence for van der Waals adhesion in gecko setae
  • K. Autumn, M. Sitti, +7 authors R. Full
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 27 August 2002
Geckos have evolved one of the most versatile and effective adhesives known. The mechanism of dry adhesion in the millions of setae on the toes of geckos has been the focus of scientific study forExpand
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The Dynamics of Legged Locomotion: Models, Analyses, and Challenges
We describe mathematical models for legged animal locomotion, focusing on rapidly running insects and highlighting past achievements and challenges that remain. Expand
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How animals move: an integrative view.
Integrative studies of locomotion reveal how each component within a locomotor system operates but how they function as a collective whole. Expand
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Dynamics of geckos running vertically
SUMMARY Geckos with adhesive toe pads rapidly climb even smooth vertical surfaces. We challenged geckos (Hemidactylus garnotii) to climb up a smooth vertical track that contained a force platform.Expand
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Similarity in multilegged locomotion: Bouncing like a monopode
Despite impressive variation in leg number, length, position and type of skeleton, similarities of legged, pedestrian locomotion exist in energetics, gait, stride frequency and ground-reaction force.Expand
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Mechanics of a rapid running insect: two-, four- and six-legged locomotion.
  • R. Full, M. S. Tu
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • 1 March 1991
To examine the effects of variation in body form on the mechanics of terrestrial locomotion, we used a miniature force platform to measure the ground reaction forces of the smallest and, relative toExpand
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Dynamics of rapid vertical climbing in cockroaches reveals a template
SUMMARY Rapid, vertically climbing cockroaches produced climbing dynamics similar to geckos, despite differences in attachment mechanism, `foot or toe' morphology and leg number. Given the commonExpand
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Mechanics of six-legged runners.
Six-legged pedestrians, cockroaches, use a running gait during locomotion. The gait was defined by measuring ground reaction forces and mechanical energy fluctuations of the center of mass inExpand
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