Developing an agile robot capable of overcoming various complex environments is expected for the emergent requirements in many areas such as biological study, resource exploration and disaster rescue. However, the current most bionic robots are far from duplicating the locomotion characteristics of animals, which also sets up an obstacle for their applications in engineering. Fortunately, nature has provided plenty of excellent samples to inspire us in the design of locomotion mechanisms. Moreover, incorporating effcient biomimetic mechanisms inspired by different animals into one biomimetic robot may lead to a considerable performance improvement. We aim to explore bioinspired and/or biomimetic mechanisms to improve the locomotory performance of the field robots and to understand how animals move so well in nature.