TITLE

Biomechanics: Leaping lizards and dinosaurs

AUTHOR(S)
Alexander, R. McNeill
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Nature;1/12/2012, Vol. 481 Issue 7380, p148
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the research conducted by Libby and colleagues on conservation of angular momentum and the use of tail in agama lizards for balancing. They filmed agamas jumping from a horizontal platform to a vertical wall. They found that the lizard tilt its tail to tail its trunk to ensure that it will land correctly. It also mentions that they built a wheeled-robot with a tail and a gyroscope, which imitates the tail movement of agama lizards.
ACCESSION #
70251274

 

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