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dc.contributor.authorVenkadesan, Madhusudhan
dc.descriptionPresented on April 11, 2018 at 12:15 p.m. in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Room 1116.en_US
dc.descriptionMadhusudhan Venkadesan is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Yale University and studies the biomechanics and control of motor behavior in humans and other organisms. The motivation for—and application of­—his work include biomedical sciences, evolutionary biology, robotics, and plain curiosity about everyday observations.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 61:49 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe stiffness of propulsive appendages, such as feet and fins, is important in locomotory function. In this talk, I show that curvature-induced stiffness is the common principle underlying the stiffness of both primate feet and rayed fish fins. We use mathematical models, physical replicas, and biological experiments to arrive at this conclusion. The principle is evident in a drooping dollar bill that significantly stiffens upon slightly curling in the transverse direction.en_US
dc.format.extent61:49 minutes
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIRIM Seminar Seriesen_US
dc.subjectBiological-inspired designen_US
dc.subjectRobot locomotionen_US
dc.titleGeometry and Mechanics of Feet and Finsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machinesen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameYale University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Scienceen_US

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    Each semester a core seminar series is announced featuring guest speakers from around the world and from varying backgrounds in robotics.

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