A Biologically-Inspired Autonomous Robot
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH
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A treadmill has been developed to support our cockroach locomotion studies. We have developed a small treadmill with a transparent belt for studying leg joint movements along with EMGs as the animal walks or runs at various speeds. This allows us to match the electrical activity in muscles with the kinematics of joint movement. Along with intracellular stimulation studies performed previously, we now have the tools in place to make major advances in understanding how the insects walking movements are actually accomplished.
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