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

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Thu Sep 19 00:04:41 PDT 2013


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Open PhD positions in Legged Locomotion Planning, Control and Perception
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Dynamic Legged Systems Lab
Department of Advanced Robotics
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Genoa, Italy

ATTENTION:  strict application deadline is Friday 20/September 12:00 
(noon, CEST)

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
http://www.iit.it/component/content/article/1618-hyqphdpositions.html

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
http://www.iit.it/en/advanced-robotics/hyq.html

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:
http://www.iit.it/component/content/article/1618-hyqphdpositions.html

Best regards,
Claudio
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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
www.iit.it/people/claudio-semini.html


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