Veronica  Lane

Veronica Lane

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - DENSO Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

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.

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