Public exhibitions:

Running, jumping, flying; the science and art of animal locomotion

Running, jumping, flying; the science and art of animal locomotion
From top left: Professor Alan Wilson, Dr Jim Usherwood, Professor Renate Weller, Dr Richard Bomphrey. Image: Structure & Motion Lab, RVC
From top left: Professor Alan Wilson, Dr Jim Usherwood, Professor Renate Weller, Dr Richard Bomphrey.
Image: Structure & Motion Lab, RVC

The team

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The science behind the exhibit

Researchers in the Structure & Motion Lab at the Royal Veterinary College investigate the biomechanics of animal locomotion using innovative technology and pioneering techniques. The research ranges from investigating how elite animal athletes (human, cheetah, racehorse, greyhound, falcon) achieve their remarkable performance to hunting and ranging behaviour tracked using enhanced GPS (as featured on Horizon ‘Secret Life of the Cat’); from limb evolution in dinosaurs and frogs to flocking flight in birds. The research has wide-ranging impact, from animal-inspired robots to wildlife conservation and new insights into human ageing.

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  Royal Veterinary College animal locomotion

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