Adaptive locomotion mechanisms inherent in the musculoskeletal structure

Naomichi Ogihara, Masato Nakatsukasa, Yasuhiro Sugimoto, Shinya Aoi, Kazuo Tsuchiya

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Animals are capable of generating locomotion adaptive to various environments by coordinated regulation of a complex musculoskeletal system. Such intelligent locomotor mechanisms seem to emerge partly from intrinsic mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal system. This paper outlines some of the biomechanical elements exploited for the generation of adaptive locomotion in animals, and present an anatomically based biomechanical model of a Japanese monkey being constructed to elucidate the dynamic principles embedded in inherent musculoskeletal structures underlying the emergence of adaptive locomotion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Oct 182006 Oct 21

Publication series

Name2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference


Other2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Functional morphology
  • Locomotion
  • Mobiligence
  • Musculoskeletal system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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