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Cheetah's Tail Inspires Model for Robot's Stability

If you speed your bicycle through a curve, you have to lean to the inner side in order to keep your balance. Many fast moving animals do the same, often with additional help from their tails. A young scientist from South Africa successfully employed that concept to stabilize a fast-moving robotic vehicle. Many animals use their tails to maintain stability when they run. The fastest land animal, the African cheetah, uses it even while braking. A young scientist at the University of Cape...

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