The legged locomotion found in humans and animals are energetic, versatile, and robust against perturbations. The functionality of the leg can be separated into three locomotor sub-functions which are stance (axial leg function), swing (rotational leg function), and balance (trunk posture control). The stance sub-function is to support body weight and create the center of mass bouncing behavior (e.g. during walking, running, etc.).
This research project was partially funded by DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation).