[robotics-worldwide] Open PhD positions in the HyQ project at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Wed Aug 14 04:04:14 PDT 2013

Open PhD positions in Legged Locomotion Planning, Control and Perception

Dynamic Legged Systems Lab
Department of Advanced Robotics
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Genoa, Italy

The Dynamic Legged Systems Lab at the the Istituto Italiano di 
Tecnologia (IIT), an English language Institute, is seeking to appoint 2 
well-motivated PhD students who will be involved in the *HyQ project* 
that aims to develop *versatile all-terrain legged robots*. The 
positions are fully funded, start in January 2014 and typically last 3 
years. For more details on the topics and submission, visit

The Hydraulic Quadruped HyQ is a unique research platform. It is a fully 
torque controlled hydraulic quadruped robot equipped with inertial 
measurement units, laser range finders and stereo cameras. Since 2011 
HyQ has demonstrated a wide range of static and dynamic motions such as 
a crawl gait, walking trot over flat, inclined and rough terrain 
(indoors and outdoors), squat jumps, rearing, balancing under 
disturbances and step reflexes. For more information and videos, visit

open PhD themes:

*Theme 17* Planning And Control Of Highly Dynamic Full Body Motions For 
Robots With Legs And Arms
Tutors: Dr Ioannis Havoutis, Dr Claudio Semini, Prof Darwin G. Caldwell
contact: Ioannis.Havoutis at iit.it

*Theme 18* Perception And Mapping On A Quadruped Robot
Tutors: Dr Stéphane Bazeille, Dr Claudio Semini, Prof Darwin Caldwell
contact: Stephane.Bazeille at iit.it

For a detailed description of the themes and instructions on how to 
apply, visit:

Best regards,
Claudio Semini, PhD
Head of Dynamic Legged Systems Lab
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Advanced Robotics Department
Via Morego 30, 16163 Genoa, Italy
phone: +39 010 71781 912
email: claudio.semini at iit.it
web: www.semini.ch or

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