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Robotic locomotion has always been inspired by nature, as we strive to achieve the same levels of efficiency, fluidity and grace often observed when animals move through air, water and on land. On the other hand, developing bioinspired robots allows us to better understand highly intricate biological systems, in both living and extinct species. Whether employing insect leg structures, streamlined body shapes of fish or the flapping motions of birds, by using state of the art technology the possibilities are almost endless.
This Collection aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and gather original research focused on the development of robotic locomotion systems inspired by animal movement, as well as studies using robots to provide insights into biological locomotion.