The role of compliance in mammalian running gaits.

@article{McMahon1985TheRO,
  title={The role of compliance in mammalian running gaits.},
  author={Thomas Aquinas McMahon},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1985},
  volume={115},
  pages={263-82}
}
The running gaits used by both bipedal and quadrupedal animals are reviewed and contrasted. At high speeds, bipeds use both ordinary running, in which the legs move opposite one another, and hopping. Quadrupeds generally use the trot or its variations at moderate speeds, and first the canter and then the gallop as speed increases. Running in both bipeds and quadrupeds generally involves at least one aerial phase per stride cycle, but certain perturbations to running including running in circles… CONTINUE READING

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