Contact

Alexander Spröwitz, Dr. Sc.

Dynamic Locomotion Group

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Heisenbergstr. 3, 3N22
70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Web: www.is.mpg.de/dlg
Phone: +49 (0)711 689 3499

Email: sprowitz@is.mpg.de

Biped Locomotion in Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris)

In this  cooperation work with Monica Daley from the Royal Veterinary College (University of London) we are looking at running helmeted Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris), while perturbing the otherwise steady state locomotion patterns of the animal. Such perturbations of dynamical systems allow us to analyse aspects of locomotion biomechanics and neurocontrol of the animal.
We are interested in porting this knowledge onto dynamical running biped robot platforms, and test controllers, biomechanical design blueprints, and aspects of neurcontrol of running birds.

Collaborators

Prof. Monica Daley, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Dr. Joanne Gordon, Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Dr. Christian Hubicki, postdoc fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Yvonne Blum, now at Mathworks

 
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