This is a GIF of a robot moving its left leg. In the top left of the image, the names and general locations of muscles that a human might use to perform the same motions are listed.

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  1. The overall objective of this Steam project is to better understand the muscles involved in the knee joint and to expand our understanding from what we learned in Unit Five when we first learned about the muscles in the human body. The first set of muscles are the quadriceps which contain the vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius, and rectus femoris. The quadriceps help extend the leg at the knee and are located on the anterior thigh. The next set of muscles are the hamstring muscles which include the biceps femoris, semimembranosus, and semitendinosus. The hamstring muscles assist with pulling the thigh downward and assist with flexing the knee. The hamstring muscles are located on the posterior thigh. The final set of muscles that are involved in the knee joint are tibialis anterior, extensor halluces longus, fibularis longus, gastrocnemius, and soleus.
    The art work that was used for this project is a computer animated image of a robot moving its left leg. The image was designed so that any person who reads the article can see the general locations and muscles that a human will use to execute the same motions that are represented within the computer animated picture of the robot moving its left leg.

    Steven Collatz

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