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Question about cockroaches

  1. Dec 1, 2005 #1
    How are cockroaches able to turn and move so quickly?
     
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  3. Dec 1, 2005 #2
    By the way, I don't want biological information, I want to know if it's Scaling Laws or some other physics topic.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2005 #3
    Biology is physics! What is your ultimate goal here, a quantum theory on why roaches move fast? :tongue2:
     
  5. Dec 1, 2005 #4

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    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2005
  6. Dec 1, 2005 #5
    I've seen the robot on tv, it's pretty slick.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2005 #6

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    I thought so too. There's quite a lot about mechanics we still can learn from insects.
     
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