biped


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biped

1. any animal with two feet
2. having two feet

biped

[′bī‚ped]
(vertebrate zoology)
A two-footed animal.
Any two legs of a quadruped.
References in classic literature ?
The distinguishing mark of the hens was a crest of lamentably scanty growth, in these latter days, but so oddly and wickedly analogous to Hepzibah's turban, that Phoebe--to the poignant distress of her conscience, but inevitably --was led to fancy a general resemblance betwixt these forlorn bipeds and her respectable relative.
Their circumspection proved to me that these birds knew what to expect from bipeds of our species, and I concluded that, if the island was not inhabited, at least human beings occasionally frequented it.
These creatures, to judge from the shrivelled remains that have fallen into human hands, were bipeds with flimsy, silicious skeletons (almost like those of the silicious sponges) and feeble musculature, standing about six feet high and having round, erect heads, and large eyes in flinty sockets.
Martin, though usually blest with a good appetite, really forgot to finish his own beef to-night--it was so pleasant to him to look on in the intervals of carving and see how the others enjoyed their supper; for were they not men who, on all the days of the year except Christmas Day and Sundays, ate their cold dinner, in a makeshift manner, under the hedgerows, and drank their beer out of wooden bottles--with relish certainly, but with their mouths towards the zenith, after a fashion more endurable to ducks than to human bipeds.
Oh, it is well enough as the production of a human composer, sung by featherless bipeds, to quote the late Diogenes.
The beasts are a menagerie of the weird and wondrous, including an emotionally needy woodland biped called a Bowtruckle and a long-snouted burrowing mammal called a Niffler.
Secret Agent 00K9, is an animated action adventure series written by award winning animation producer Brian Neil Hoff featuring a spy dog biped existing in animal-human fantasy world.
Tai, "A biped gait learning algorithm for humanoid robots based on environmental impact assessed artificial bee colony," IEEE Access, vol.
Contract awarded for Three kinds of buildings in winter compared to the purchase biped walking plows
Trajectory Generation from Motion Capture for a Planar Biped Robot in Swing Phase
To accomplish biped locomotion, a strong focus needs to be put forth at three levels: motion planning for foot placement, body pose estimation, and feedback control of the stance and swinging legs.
Among the topics are a joint parameter mapping method for the control of a knee prosthesis, the design and motion planning of a quadruped robotic platform, coupled elastic actuation for biped walking, stabilizing an acrobot after landing, and towards the development of ethically compliant robots.