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A terrain treadmill to study animal locomotion through large obstacles

Cockroaches adjust body and appendages to traverse cluttered large obstacles

SenSnake: A snake robot with contact force sensing for studying locomotion in complex 3-D terrain

Omni-Roach: A legged robot capable of traversing multiple types of large obstacles and self-righting

Snakes combine vertical and lateral bending to traverse uneven terrain


Continuous body 3-D reconstruction of limbless animals


Shape-induced obstacle attraction and repulsion during dynamic locomotion


An energy landscape approach to locomotor transitions in complex 3D terrain

https://youtu.be/BgKXI8ypUUo

 


Robotic modelling of snake traversing large, smooth obstacles reveals stability benefits of body compliance


Cockroaches use diverse strategies to self-right on the ground


Snakes partition their body to traverse large steps stably


Dynamic legged traversal of large gap and bump obstacles


Large gap traversal – First dynamic template for locomotion in 3-D terrain

Gart et al. 2018 Bioinsp. Biomim.


Large bump traversal – Locomotion energy landscape reveals mechanical principles

Gart & Li 2018 Bioinsp. Biomim.


Cockroach-inspired Winged Self-Righting Robot

Li et al. 2016, IROS


Terradynamic Streamlining Inspired by Cockroaches

Li et al. 2015, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics


Movie Archive (Chen Li’s PhD work; no longer active)