How a Stick Insect Walks | ScienceTake
How a Stick Insect Walks | ScienceTake Stick insect just seems improbable, but scientist who study motion, love them, they’re, easy to keep in captivity and their big princess about 3 to 4 inches long. Researchers in Germany stuck little motion capture tag all over the insects to see which legs and Joints did what they also have them walk on Force measuring plates. They put the motion Drake and the measurements together into a 3D model behind legs, provided most of the power pushing the insect forward. The middle legs were more involved in breaking and steering both middle and my legs for the insects wiped the front legs, mostly poked and probed, to test what lay ahead. All this research is in the service of making a six leg. Robot named Hector the best it can be. Will he ever be as cute as the original The delightfully improbable stick insect uses two pairs of legs to walk and the front pair to check out what lies ahead. Find out more in this 2016 episode of ScienceTake.
Read the story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/science/stick-insect-helps-scientists-study-how-animals-move.html
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