Jumping Frogs! The Next Big Leap For Robotics

By: | March 3rd, 2014

Scientists have found that frogs shorten their muscles a split second before leaping, resulting in stretching the tendon connecting the muscle to the bone.

Due to the large amount of energy produced during the jumping mechanism, the tendon is able to recoil like a spring and propel the frog forward and in an upward motion.

The hope is that these recent finding can be used in developing elastic propulsion systems in robots!

Marshall Smith

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