Insect Walking and Biorobotics: A Relationship with Mutual Benefits

@inproceedings{Ritzmann2000InsectWA,
  title={Insect Walking and Biorobotics: A Relationship with Mutual Benefits},
  author={Roy E. Ritzmann and Roger D. Quinn and J. T. Watson and Sasha N. Zill},
  year={2000}
}
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