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lecture_notes:05-10-2010 [2010/05/12 00:09]
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lecture_notes:05-10-2010 [2010/05/16 22:48] (current)
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   * This algorithm is not much useful as it produces very poor results.   * This algorithm is not much useful as it produces very poor results.
   * Not a good assembler for Banana Slug genome.   * Not a good assembler for Banana Slug genome.
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 ====== Slug Locomotion ====== ====== Slug Locomotion ======
 Jenny talked about the mechanism behind Banana Slug locomotion. Jenny talked about the mechanism behind Banana Slug locomotion.
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   * The entire bottom of slug is its foot.   * The entire bottom of slug is its foot.
   * It moves along the whole length of foot creating muscular wave.   * It moves along the whole length of foot creating muscular wave.
-  * The surface of the slug has sticky mucus, how do they move?+  * The surface of the slug has sticky mucus which assists their movement.
   * The motion flow is referred to as : Non-Newtonian flow.   * The motion flow is referred to as : Non-Newtonian flow.
   * Retrograde motion, where waves go backward and slug moves forward.   * Retrograde motion, where waves go backward and slug moves forward.
   * Speed of wave is proportional to speed of slugs. It has been determined that wave is 3.3 faster than slug motion.   * Speed of wave is proportional to speed of slugs. It has been determined that wave is 3.3 faster than slug motion.
   * Interwave - where a muscle relaxes and stretches.   * Interwave - where a muscle relaxes and stretches.
-  * At Stanford ​robo-slugs are developed to study the mechanism behind slug locomotion.+  * At MIT robo-slugs are developed to study the mechanism behind slug locomotion.
   * For mucus they mix laponite (a kind of clay) in water.   * For mucus they mix laponite (a kind of clay) in water.
   * The basic mechanism behind slug locomotion is : slide -> stick -> pull.   * The basic mechanism behind slug locomotion is : slide -> stick -> pull.
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