Stick Insect Locomotion on a Wheel : Patterns of Stopping and Starting

  title={Stick Insect Locomotion on a Wheel : Patterns of Stopping and Starting},
  author={Jeffrey Dean and Gernot Wendler},
The relationship between standing and steady walking was investigated for stick insects walking on a wheel. Normal hexapod coordination patterns ensure that each point in the gait cycle has static stability. Nevertheless, stick insects show preferred stopping sequences: the final protraction in ipsilateral metachronal sequences is most often by a front leg and least often by a rear leg (Fig. 1, Table 1). The associated preferred stance is one in which front, middle, and rear legs are spread… CONTINUE READING

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