left image

Russ Tedrake

The Boston Globe’s Hiawatha Bray spotlighted MIT’s participation in the DARPA Robotics Challenge in the Aug. 5 edition of the paper.
“‘We’re in this to win it,’ said Seth Teller, who leads an Atlas programming team at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. The intra-state throwdown underscores Massachusetts’ prominence as a center for robotics research. In addition to Boston Dynamics, local firms include Bedford-based iRobot Corp., maker of the popular Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. IRobot also designed a mechanical hand for Atlas,” wrote Bray.

Bloomberg TV visited Professor Russ Tedrake’s Robot Locomotion Group to take a look at the group’s new work with developing an autonomous robot that can fly through obstacles like a pigeon.
Check out the full video featuring CSAIL graduate student Andrew Barry below.