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Walking and Slithering Aren’t as Different as You Think

September 6, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

Roboticists usually design robots with two to four legs, but an expanded understanding of kinematic motion could change how roboticists think about programming many-limbed robots. As derived from the article, kinematic motion is the generation of movement by modifying the body (i.e., a slithering snake). A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan found that a single mathematical model well represents a wide variety of motions, potentially revolutionizing robotic functionality.

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