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Movie 1 (384 kB MOV). The spider (Hololena adnexa) runs rapidly on its natural substrate, juniper bush. Movie slowed 1/5 actual speed.
Movie 2 (193 kB MOV). A spider (Hololena adnexa) runs across simulated brush (wire mesh (2.8 mm)2) at 22 cm sec-1 comparable to speed on solid ground. Movie slowed 1/25 actual speed.
Movie 3 (298 kB MOV). Spider (Hololena adnexa) running across (2.8 mm)2 wire mesh showing interaction of distributed limb and spines with wire mesh. Movie slowed 1/50 actual speed.
Movie 4 (333 kB MOV). American cockroach (Periplaneta americana) with tarsi removed running rapidly across wire mesh (6 mm)2 at 54 cm sec-1, comparable to the speed on solid ground and with tarsi intact. Movie slowed 1/50 actual speed.
Movie 5 (943 kB MOV). The ghost crab (Ocypode quadrata) misstepped frequently during runs across (1.3 mm)2 wire mesh. Missteps resulted in animals slowing down to zero. Movie slowed 1/20 actual speed.
Movie 6 (745 kB MOV). Ghost crab (Ocypode quadrata) with added prosthetic spines ran successfully across (1.3 mm)2 wire mesh with few missteps. Movie slowed 1/20 actual speed.
Movie 7 (397 kB MOV). RHex, the robot hexapod, fails on (76.2 mm)2 mesh using a leg with a small rubber foot and no broad area of contact.
Movie 8 (820 kB MOV). RHex succeeds on mesh using a leg with distributed contact area and collapsible spines.
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