The Drury University Muscle Systems Simulation Laboratory
The Drury University Muscle Systems Simulation Laboratory is under continuous development. Its purpose is to provide students with an experimental environment involving motion of mechanical (robotic) arms of varying degrees of complexity, all of which are actuated by simulated muscles as described on the SonofToby website, and elsewhere in these linked pages. Mechanical arms with one and two degrees of freedom are operational, with more complex arms under construction. The 1DOF arm is actuated by a single agonist-antagonist muscle pair, while the 2DOF arm has six muscles (four monoarticular muscles and two biarticular muscles). This page is to be expanded as time permits.