Falling Lizards Use Tail for Mid-Air Twist, Inspiring Lizard-Like 'RightingBot'

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Falling Lizards Use Tail for Mid-Air Twist, Inspiring Lizard-Like 'RightingBot'

Post  Admin on Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:32 pm

Lizards, just like cats, have a knack for turning right side up and landing on their feet when they fall. But how do they do it? Unlike cats, which twist and bend their torsos to turn upright, lizards swing their large tails one way to rotate their body the other, according to a recent study that will be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on 29th June in Salzburg, Austria. A lizard-inspired robot, called 'RightingBot', replicates the feat.

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