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Submission + - XRL Hexapod Robot Gets a Tail, Learns to Use It (ieee.org)

toygeek writes: In an effort to give various robots more control during free-fall and navigation of severe obstacles, researchers have studied how agama lizards use their tails to retain or correct orientation during leaps and jumps. They've applied the research to both hexapod and wheeled robots, and the results are both astounding, and outstanding!
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XRL Hexapod Robot Gets a Tail, Learns to Use It

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