Christopher T. Richards, Ph.D.

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Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States 
Area:
locomotion
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Andrew A. Biewener grad student 2009 Harvard
 (Muscle mechanics and hydrodynamics of swimming anurans.)
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Clemente CJ, Richards C. (2013) Muscle function and hydrodynamics limit power and speed in swimming frogs. Nature Communications. 4: 2737
Richards CT, Clemente CJ. (2013) Built for rowing: frog muscle is tuned to limb morphology to power swimming. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society. 10: 20130236
Richards CT, Sawicki GS. (2012) Elastic recoil can either amplify or attenuate muscle-tendon power, depending on inertial vs. fluid dynamic loading. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 313: 68-78
Clemente CJ, Richards C. (2012) Determining the influence of muscle operating length on muscle performance during frog swimming using a bio-robotic model Bioinspiration and Biomimetics. 7
Richards CT, Clemente CJ. (2012) A bio-robotic platform for integrating internal and external mechanics during muscle-powered swimming. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 7: 016010
Arnold AS, Richards CT, Ros IG, et al. (2011) There is always a trade-off between speed and force in a lever system: comment on McHenry (2010). Biology Letters. 7: 878-9; discussion 88
Richards CT. (2011) Building a robotic link between muscle dynamics and hydrodynamics. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 2381-9
Richards CT. (2010) Kinematics and hydrodynamics analysis of swimming anurans reveals striking inter-specific differences in the mechanism for producing thrust. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 213: 621-34
Richards CT. (2008) The kinematic determinants of anuran swimming performance: an inverse and forward dynamics approach. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 211: 3181-94
Richards CT, Biewener AA. (2007) Modulation of in vivo muscle power output during swimming in the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis). The Journal of Experimental Biology. 210: 3147-59
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