CSAIL Event Calendar: Previous Series
Introducing the Robot Locomotion Group
Speaker: Russ Tedrake , CSAIL
Relevant URL: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/locomotion/
AI and machine learning have already had a huge impact on robotics, especially in the areas of sensory perception, mapping and decision-making. I believe that our computational and statistical tools are going to have a similarly grand impact on lower-level robotic control. As we remove our dependence on explicitly-modelled and completely controlled dynamics for our robots, I think that we can expect to see robots executing more agile behaviors, exploiting more efficient mechanical designs, and coping with more uncertain environments.