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Conditions for energetically-optimal elasticity and their implications for biomimetic propulsion systems

  title={Conditions for energetically-optimal elasticity and their implications for biomimetic propulsion systems},
  author={Arion Pons and Tsevi Beatus},
Minimising the energy consumption associated with periodic motion is a priority common to a wide range of technologies and organisms – among them, many species of flying insect, for which flapping-wing flight is a life-essential mode of locomotion. In pursuit of this priority, the following problem often manifests: how to introduce elasticity into an actuated, oscillating, system in order to minimise actuator power consumption? Here, we explore this question in a range of general systems, and… Expand

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