Topics Discussed: Passive dynamic walking, Animal movement, Control vs Dynamics, Bipedal walking, Running barefoot, Think rigorously with machine learning, DARPA Robotics Challenge, When will a robot become UFC champion, Black Mirror Robot Dog, Robot control, Simulating robots, Home robotics, Soft robotics, Underactuated robotics, Touch, Book recommendations, Advice to young people, Meaning of life.

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Russ Tedrake

Russ Tedrake is the Toyota Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Aero/Astro, and he is a member of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). He received a B.S.E. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan in 1999 and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2004.

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