Title Gait selection in the ostrich: mechanical and metabolic characteristics of walking and running with and without an aerial phase.
Authors Jonas Rubenson, Denham B Heliams, David G Lloyd, and Paul A Fournier
Journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Volume 271
Year 2004
URL PubMed
Annotations This reference is about the forces and energy involved in how ostriches change gaits. This makes a contribution to the field of gait transitions because it explores two frequently proposed theories on why animals change gaits. This is relevant to my topic as it provides potential biological inspiration for gait transitions in robots.