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Sure-footed guinea fowl aid design of robots, prosthetics

By Andrew Ryan
Globe Correspondent / October 16, 2006

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Two Harvard scientists spent months in their lab last year chasing helmeted guinea fowl down a 20-foot plywood runway, trying to concoct the best way to trip the road runner-like birds. Their goal wasn't to torture the natural-born runners, but to understand how ankles, knees, and hips react on uneven ground. (Full article: 366 words)

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