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Run, Lola, run: Episode 6 - Walking for LOLA

Run, Lola, run: Episode 6 - Walking for LOLA

The stick insect gets a break today: it's the human's turn on the treadmill. The researchers from the University of Jena want to get a handle on how humans walk. What happens when a person runs? And what is the difference between walking and running? A crucial step towards the goal of making LOLA run. To find out, the various muscle activities of the test walker are measured and represented in a computer model. Soon it will be LOLA's turn on the treadmill...

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Universities/institutes
Technische Universität München
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Universität Bielefeld
Topics
Engineering Sciences
Keywords
DFG Science TV, Run, Lola, Andre Seyfarth, muscle activity, electrodes, Jena, walking, running, grasshoppers, 2008
Copyright
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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