Insects generate a variety of locomotion patterns depending on their environment, e.g. on the ground, on the water-surface, underwater or in the air. Furthermore, they can walk effectively even if they suffer limb-loss. This means they are also adaptive to morphological changes.
The purpose of this study is to elucidate the mechanism of insect’s locomotion.
It is reported that insects generate a variety of locomotion depending on environment . Furthermore, we find that insects changed their locomotion depending on viscosity of the liquid. From this result, we assume insects change their locomotion by the reaction force from environment. We try to make the mathematical model for insects by extending the model of quadruped animal proposed in our lab. We develop the model and verify it by the computer simulation and hexapod robot.
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