Chimpanzees help researchers improve machine learning of animal simulations


Using the scan the team generated a skeletal model and a skin outline. The skeletal model was then used to define joint positions, muscle paths and limb contact points for the simulation. This was then used to analyse the chimpanzee's gait, the pattern of movement animals (including humans) make whilst walking. In evolutionary biomechanics – the study of evolution through movement processes – it is often thought that gaits of all animals evolved to use the least amount energy whilst travelling. However, using the chimpanzee model, the research team are proving that this is no longer the case.

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