Walking: Biological and Technological Aspects

  • Friedrich Pfeiffer
  • Teresa Zielinska

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 467)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-vi
  2. Teresa Zielinska
    Pages 1-29
  3. Roy E. Ritzmann, Roger D. Quinn
    Pages 31-49
  4. Martin S. Fischer, Hartmut F. Witte
    Pages 51-79
  5. Holk Cruse, Bettina Bläsing, Jeffrey Dean, Volker Dürr, Thomas Kindermann, Josef Schmitz et al.
    Pages 81-118
  6. Friedrich Pfeiffer
    Pages 119-153
  7. Teresa Zielinska
    Pages 155-191

About this book


The book describes the results of research into the living world, which were conducted in such a way as to provide inspiration to engineering design of walking machines. The biological topics are presented in a form that is intelligible to engineers and can be applied in the design of mechanical devices. The text also introduces the design problems that are encountered during prototyping of specific robots. This information provides insight to biologists interested in basic physical properties of locomotion.


biomorphic robots engineering design robotics Biomorph control design robot

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Pfeiffer
    • 1
  • Teresa Zielinska
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University of MunichGermany
  2. 2.Warsaw University of TechnologyPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-22134-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2772-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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