Russ Tedrake: Underactuated Robotics, Control, Dynamics and Touch | AI Podcast #114 with Lex Fridman

Russ Tedrake is a roboticist and professor at MIT and vice president of robotics research at TRI. He works on control of robots in interesting, complicated, underactuated, stochastic, difficult to model situations. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.

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EPISODE LINKS:
Russ’s Website: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/locomotion/russt.html
Russ’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1CtAHVea8I
TRI: https://www.tri.global/team/dr-russ-tedrake
Underactuated Robotics: http://underactuated.mit.edu
Drake: https://drake.mit.edu

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OUTLINE:
0:00 – Introduction
4:29 – Passive dynamic walking
9:40 – Animal movement
13:34 – Control vs Dynamics
15:49 – Bipedal walking
20:56 – Running barefoot
33:01 – Think rigorously with machine learning
44:05 – DARPA Robotics Challenge
1:07:14 – When will a robot become UFC champion
1:18:32 – Black Mirror Robot Dog
1:34:01 – Robot control
1:47:00 – Simulating robots
2:00:33 – Home robotics
2:03:40 – Soft robotics
2:07:25 – Underactuated robotics
2:20:42 – Touch
2:28:55 – Book recommendations
2:40:08 – Advice to young people
2:44:20 – Meaning of life

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