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RAM: Rapid Acceleration and Manoeuvrability Group

Mobile robots are increasingly able to achieve high top speeds, and work in challenging environments that are beyond the capabilities of humans and animals, but they still can't match the manoeuvrability of their natural counterparts. When it comes to navigating difficult terrain at high speed, and accelerating, turning or stopping rapidly, animals leave robots far behind. The RAM Research Group aims two answer two questions: 1) What makes animals so manoeuvrable? and 2) How can we design robots which are as manoeuvrable as animals are?