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From the Ted Talk by Auke Ijspeert: A robot that runs and swims like a salamander

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So you might ask, why did we design this robot? And in fact, this robot has been designed as a scientific tool for nesuonicecre. Indeed, we dgeiesnd it together with neurobiologists to understand how animals move, and especially how the spinal cord corolnts locomotion. But the more I work in btoriobcois, the more I'm really impressed by animal locomotion. If you think of a dolphin swimming or a cat rnninug or jumping around, or even us as humans, when you go jogging or play tennis, we do amazing things. And in fact, our nervous system solves a very, very complex control problem. It has to coordinate more or less 200 muscles pfrclteey, because if the caiiotnrdoon is bad, we fall over or we do bad locomotion. And my goal is to ueasdtnnrd how this works.

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So you might ask, why did we design this robot? And in fact, this robot has been designed as a scientific tool for ____________. Indeed, we ________ it together with neurobiologists to understand how animals move, and especially how the spinal cord ________ locomotion. But the more I work in ___________, the more I'm really impressed by animal locomotion. If you think of a dolphin swimming or a cat _______ or jumping around, or even us as humans, when you go jogging or play tennis, we do amazing things. And in fact, our nervous system solves a very, very complex control problem. It has to coordinate more or less 200 muscles _________, because if the ____________ is bad, we fall over or we do bad locomotion. And my goal is to __________ how this works.

Solution

  1. understand
  2. biorobotics
  3. controls
  4. coordination
  5. designed
  6. perfectly
  7. running
  8. neuroscience

Original Text

So you might ask, why did we design this robot? And in fact, this robot has been designed as a scientific tool for neuroscience. Indeed, we designed it together with neurobiologists to understand how animals move, and especially how the spinal cord controls locomotion. But the more I work in biorobotics, the more I'm really impressed by animal locomotion. If you think of a dolphin swimming or a cat running or jumping around, or even us as humans, when you go jogging or play tennis, we do amazing things. And in fact, our nervous system solves a very, very complex control problem. It has to coordinate more or less 200 muscles perfectly, because if the coordination is bad, we fall over or we do bad locomotion. And my goal is to understand how this works.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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