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Insects
05-04-2014, 12:44 AM (This post was last modified: 05-04-2014 12:45 AM by sho.)
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RE: Insects
Not insects again.

Today, I found an unique spider when I cleaned up my father's little boat.
This spider is a kind of "Dolomedes".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolomedes

I wondered how this spider can walk on the water. So, I saw the movement carefully for a while.
After it, I found that there is an unique shadow of it.
You can see 9~10(8 legs and head and tail) circles in the shadow.

I feel that there is a "secret" about walking on the water.
When spider walks, the size and position of circles changed clearly.
So, if we analyze the change of these circles, we will be able to know how this spider walks on the water with quantitatively data.

It must be usefull for water walking robot, too...


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Insects - sho - 05-02-2014, 12:22 AM
Centipede - sho - 05-02-2014, 01:54 AM
RE: Insects - jmccartney - 05-02-2014, 07:05 AM
RE: Insects - sho - 05-04-2014 12:44 AM

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