A Simple Body-limb Coordination Model that Mimics Primitive Tetrapod Walking

The coordination of body and limbs motions contributes to effective propulsion in limed locomotion. However, there is lack of understanding that characterizes the mechanism underlying the body-limb coordination. The aim of this study involves clarifying the mechanism through mathematical modeling and dynamic simulation. To this end, a body-limb coordination model was designed based on a simple rule by effectively using a pivot turn. The model successfully generated locomotion similar to primitive tetrapod walking, e.g. salamander and Polypterus walking based on their physical properties.


Published in:
2017 56Th Annual Conference of The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan (Sice), 12-14
Presented at:
56th Annual Conference of the Society-of-Instrument-and-Control-Engineers-of-Japan (SICE), Kanazawa Univ, Kanazawa, JAPAN, SEP 19-22, 2017
Year:
2017
Publisher:
New York, IEEE
ISBN:
978-4-9077-6457-9
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