Righting and turning in mid-air using appendage inertia: reptile tails, analytical models and bio-inspired robots.

@article{Jusufi2010RightingAT,
  title={Righting and turning in mid-air using appendage inertia: reptile tails, analytical models and bio-inspired robots.},
  author={Ardian Jusufi and Daniel Takashi Kawano and Thomas Libby and Robert J. Full},
  journal={Bioinspiration & biomimetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={045001}
}
Unlike the falling cat, lizards can right themselves in mid-air by a swing of their large tails in one direction causing the body to rotate in the other. Here, we developed a new three-dimensional analytical model to investigate the effectiveness of tails as inertial appendages that change body orientation. We anchored our model using the morphological parameters of the flat-tailed house gecko Hemidactylus platyurus. The degree of roll in air righting and the amount of yaw in mid-air turning… CONTINUE READING
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