How are cockroaches able to turn and move so quickly?
By the way, I don't want biological information, I want to know if it's Scaling Laws or some other physics topic.
Biology is physics! What is your ultimate goal here, a quantum theory on why roaches move fast? :tongue2:
It seems that a group of researchers at Univ of California - Berkeley are asking similar questions of a cockroach.. They have developed a model based on a cockroach's movement. In addition to the feedback you may get here, I would email to the researchers at UCal with same question. Prof. Robert Full head's up this group.
I've seen the robot on tv, it's pretty slick.
I thought so too. There's quite a lot about mechanics we still can learn from insects.
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