Accession Number : AD0714591

Title :   A Mathematical Theory for Legged Locomotion Systems,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : McGhee,Robert B.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : While legged locomotion systems typically possess a large number of degrees of freedom and are inherently very non-linear, it is nevertheless possible to construct a mathematical theory powerful enough to produce results not obtainable by informal methods. Although the present theory is not very far advanced, a framework suitable for the organization of further research has been established. Continued efforts to extend and improve the current understanding of legged locomotion should eventually produce a useful theoretical basis for the design and analysis of legged vehicles and prosthetic and orthotic appliances. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIOPHYSICS, LEGS), VEHICLE CHASSIS COMPONENTS, PROSTHETICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ANATOMICAL MODELS, CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE