Biomechanical Study of Serpentine Locomotion
The snake, in spite of its simple shape, can be considered to be a versatile robot having various functions. The authors are greatly intrigued by this fact, and believe that its biomechanical study will be instructive to design a new snake-like vehicle.
This paper deals with the kinematical analysis of the serpentine movement of snakes, zoological experiments for verifying the theory, and a mechanical model produced for designing snake-like vehicles for use as a robot.
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