• Tail use improves soft substrate performance in models of early vertebrate land locomotors 

      McInroe, Benjamin; Astley, Henry C.; Gong, Chaohui; Kawano, Sandy M.; Schiebel, Perrin E.; Rieser, Jennifer M.; Choset, Howie; Blob, Richard W.; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-27)
      In the evolutionary transition from an aquatic to a terrestrial environment, ancient vertebrates (e.g. early tetrapods) faced the challenges of terrestrial locomotion on flowable substrates (e.g. sand and mud) of variable ...
    • Tracked data for Chionactis occipitalis through a post array 

      Schiebel, Perrin E.; Rieser, Jennifer M.; Hubbard, Alex M.; Chen, Lillian; Rocklin, D. Zeb; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-25)
      Limbless animals like snakes inhabit most terrestrial environments, generating thrust to overcome drag on the elongate body via contacts with heterogeneities. The complex body postures of some snakes and the unknown physics ...