What's this course about? Mechanical models and empirical studies that shed light on the coordination, speed, energetics, and stability of locomotion in legged animals (especially people) and robots.
More detail please? See
Course Announcement flyer (pdf)
Homework (pdf, updated March 5, 2010)
References and locomotion in the news
Send email with questions or suggestions.
3/5/10: Animation samples posted on ref page
3/1/10: Rimless-wheel reference added.
2/21/10: Matlab motor code corrected.