bipedalism

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the bodily attribute of being bipedal

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Some researchers argue upright walking evolved as an efficient way to move between patches of shrinking forest, while others claim the need to free up the hands led to a two-legged stance.
afarensis hip bone, lower limb, and foot are unequivocally humanlike and adapted for upright walking.
Since upright walking is both an incompatible response and the appropriate, desired treatment result, it was chosen as the target behavior for the functional analysis.
At least it meant I could stay upright walking up and down the ferry ramp.
Scientists have found evidence of upright walking, or bipedality, in hominid fossils as much as 4 million years old, which is about 1 million to 3 million years after the hominid line split from the ancestors of the chimpanzees and gorillas.
Exoskeleton robots promote upright walking and relearning of lost functions in a patient needing physical therapy.
afarensis don't see climbing and upright walking as mutually exclusive.
While the grasping big toe could move from side to side, there was no expansion on top of the joint that would allow for expanded range of movement required for pushing off the ground for upright walking.
Whether upright walking preceded the larger brain, or vice versa, was still a much-debated issue among scholars.
An ancient member of the human evolutionary family has put what's left of a weird, gorilla-like foot forward to show that upright walking evolved along different paths in East Africa.
Something as simple as carrying-an activity we engage in every day-may have, under the right conditions, led to upright walking and set our ancestors on a path apart from other apes that ultimately led to the origin of our kind," he explained.
Research on the new specimen reveals that advanced human-like, upright walking occurred much earlier in the evolutionary timeline than previously thought.
Photo: Oliver the chimpanzee is notable for his small skull , upright walking and many humanlike habits such as drinking coffee and enjoying nightcaps.
It also allows for a more upright walking posture and better vertical load transfer to the hips and legs.
afarensis skeleton for upright walking and exclusive ground travel not to have emerged" remarks anthropologist Owen Lovejoy of Kent State University in Ohio, who studied Big Man's remains.