Autonomy and Robotic Systems Center Overview
systems in relevant tasks.
The Lab is working with Prof. Sangbae Kim of the MIT MechE Department on his mechanical cheetah platform. Sangbae’s goal is to build the world’s fastest four-legged autonomous system. We have an early version of his platform in the autonomous systems lab in J-building at Lincoln Laboratory, and we are upgrading it in a number of ways so that we can use it as a test bed for advanced algorithms and sensors. Phillip Evans in Group 74 is coordinating development of a couple of line proposals to work on the cheetah. He could particularly use help in the areas of path planning and navigation, developing the architecture and the algorithms to allow the cheetah to figure out where it is going and how to get there. Work is ongoing in the materials and sensors area. If you are interested in putting together a good proposal for the Line, and helping set that world record, feel free to contact Phillip, stop by the autonomous systems lab to see the cheetah, or both.