MIT EECS - DENSO Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Whole-Body Control for Quadrupedal Running over Rough Terrain
Russell L. Tedrake
We endeavor to develop a control system to enable LittleDog, a quadruped robot designed by Boston Dynamics, to plan and execute running motion over uneven terrain using an optimization-based whole body planner and a quadratic program controller. Potential applications for quadruped robots capable of traversing rough terrain include search and rescue operations and exploration.
Before my freshman year, I spent a summer collaborating on the structural design of a Lunar Micro Robot at NASA. During my freshman year I competed in MIT’s Mobile Autonomous Laboratory Competition. Last year I developed software for a facial tracking quadrocopter with Dr. Dan Feldman in CSAIL. This past summer, I developed software at Boeing for satellite command and signal routing verification.