The Fundamental Eel Equations

Unknown author (1975-12)

This report describes research done at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Support for the laboratory's artificial intelligence research is provided in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense under Office of Naval Research contract N00014-75-C-0643.

Working Paper

Details of the kinematics, statics, and dynamics of a particularly simple form of locomotory system are developed to demonstrate the importance of understanding the behavior of the mechanical system interposed between the commands to the actuators and the generation of displacements in manipulation and locomotion systems, both natural and artificial.