Biomechanical Strategies for Locomotion in Soft-bodied Animals.

Lin, Huai-Ti.

Abstract: Soft-bodied animals have relatively few mechanical constraints on movements. This freedom is expected to impose a great challenge to muscle force transmission and body coordination. I have used the caterpillar as a model system to explore the role of soft mechanics in the control of locomotion. Caterpillars are extremely successful herbivores that roam on complex branched structures. The... read more

Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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