Locomotion Research Lab

Locomotion Research Lab - Mission

The mission of the Locomotion Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan is the pursuit of knowledge that enhances our understanding of the mechanics, energetics, and control of bipedal locomotion. We study basic and clinical aspects of locomotion in humans and other bipeds, using a combination of experimental and computer modeling techniques. Please explore our site using the navigation links above.


LRL receives grant from National Science Foundation focused on the origins of human bipedalism!

LRL receives grant from National Institutes of Health with colleagues from UMass Amherst!

Brian Umberger interviewed for the Biomechanics on our Minds podcast.

Locomotion Research Laboratory

1210 School of Kinesiology Building

830 North University Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1048

(734) 763-8296