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Cheetah's Tail Inspires Model for Robot's Stabilityi
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February 11, 2014
If you speed your bicycle through a curve, you have to lean to the inner side in order to keep your balance. Many fast moving animals do the same, often with additional help from their tails. A young scientist from South Africa successfully employed that concept to stabilize a fast moving robotic vehicle. VOA’s George Putic has more.

Cheetah's Tail Inspires Model for Robot's Stability

Published February 11, 2014

If you speed your bicycle through a curve, you have to lean to the inner side in order to keep your balance. Many fast moving animals do the same, often with additional help from their tails. A young scientist from South Africa successfully employed that concept to stabilize a fast moving robotic vehicle. VOA’s George Putic has more.


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