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Author Nishii, J.
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Many Characteristic ♦ Analytical Study ♦ Energetic Cost ♦ Basic Strategy ♦ Common Characteristic ♦ Phase Transition ♦ Many Legged Animal ♦ Specific Gait Pat-terns ♦ Legged Locomotion ♦ Optimal Locomotor ♦ Legged Animal ♦ Locomotor Pattern ♦ Observed Pattern
Description It has been known that locomotor patterns of many legged animals show common characteristics, which suggests that there exists a basic strategy for legged locomotion. In this study we examine the minimization of the cost of transport as a candidate of the strategy. For this purpose we derive an equation to estimate the cost of transport during legged lo-comotion and show that the optimal locomotor pattern min-imizing the cost well represents many characteristics of the observed pattern in legged animals. The results suggest that the locomotor pattern of legged animals are well optimized on the energetic cost and the existence of specific gait pat-terns and the phase transition between them are also results of the optimization. 1.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2003-01-01
Publisher Institution Proc. of the 2nd International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, FrA-I-1