Tedrake Receives Tenure
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has announced that Russ Tedrake has been promoted to the role of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2012. Tedrake is the X Consortium Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT and leads the Robot Locomotion Group at CSAIL.
Tedrake studies robotics, contributing theory and algorithms for controlling underactuated robots, as well as building robots that walk, fly, and perch. He has made fundamental contributions to control methodology. A key theoretical result of Tedrake’s was the development of linear-quadratic regulator (LQR) trees, a tool for achieving control guarantees for systems with complicated nonlinear dynamics. He has applied this theoretical insight, and others, in his group’s experimental programs: building bipeds that walk, quadrupeds that run and jump, and controlling fixed-wing UAV's in the post-stall regime in order to land on a perch.
For more information on Tedrake’s work, visit: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/locomotion/russt.html.