Robot Locomotion Group wins ICRA Best Paper Award

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CSAIL graduate student Anirudha Majumdar, postdoctoral associate Amir Ali Ahmadi, and Associate Professor Russ Tedrake were awarded the Best Conference Paper Award at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). The group was honored for their paper “Control design along trajectories with sums of squares programming,” which describes a new approach for robotic control techniques for tasks like walking, running and flying.
 
The Best Conference Paper award recognizes the most outstanding paper presented at ICRA in a given year, based off of several factors including the paper’s technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the presentation.
 
Tedrake leads the Robot Locomotion Group at CSAIL, which works on building machines that exploit their natural dynamics to achieve extraordinary agility and efficiency. For more information on the group’s work, please visit: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/locomotion/index.html.