• A computational framework to quantify neuromechanical constraints in selecting functional muscle activation patterns 

      Sohn, Mark Hongchul (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-08)
      Understanding possible variations in muscle activation patterns and its functional implications to movement control is crucial for rehabilitation. Inter-/intra-subject variability is often observed in muscle activity used ...
    • Ant Rafts and Other Water Repellent Systems 

      Hu, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-10)
      We present a series of experiments demonstrating the water-repellent adaptations of a range of animals, from insects to mammals. These adaptations are necessary for survival in rain and other wet environments. During ...
    • Control of burial and subsurface locomotion in particulate substrates 

      Sharpe, Sarah S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-11-12)
      A diversity of animals move on and bury within dry and wet granular media, such as dry desert sand or rainforest soils. Little is known about the biomechanics and neural control strategies used to move within these complex ...
    • From Urination to Georgia Tech's First Ig Nobel Prize 

      Hu, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-10-19)
      How long does an elephant urinate? How quickly does a dog shake? How many eyelashes does a camel have? Asking a new and sometimes strange question is arguably the most important step in advancing science, and not any less ...
    • Mechanics of Remora Adhesion 

      Beckert, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05-01)
      Remora fishes are capable of rapid, reversible, and robust attachment to a wide variety of marine hosts both natural and artificial with widely varying geometric and material properties. Despite its unique abilities, the ...
    • The role of functional surfaces in the locomotion of snakes 

      Marvi, Hamidreza (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-02)
      Snakes are one of the world’s most versatile organisms, at ease slithering through rubble or climbing vertical tree trunks. Their adaptations for conquering complex terrain thus serve naturally as inspirations for search ...