[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD openings in HyQ project at IIT's Dynamic Legged Systems lab (22/August deadline)

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Sat Aug 9 08:16:52 PDT 2014

2 open PhD positions in Hydraulic Robot Design and Control

The Dynamic Legged Systems Lab at the the Istituto Italiano di 
Tecnologia (IIT), an English language Institute, is seeking to appoint 2 
outstanding, 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 November 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 other videos, visit

open PhD themes:

*Theme 18* Building the Next Generation of Highly Dynamic Legged Robots 
with Joint Torque Control
Tutors: Dr Claudio Semini, Dr. Michele Focchi
contact: claudio.semini at iit.it,  michele.focchi at iit.it

*Theme 19* Planning dynamic motions using reduced dimensionality models
Tutors: Dr Michele Focchi, Dr Ioannis Havoutis, Dr. Claudio Semini
contact: michele.focchi at iit.it, ioannis.havoutis at iit.it, 
claudio.semini at iit.it

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

The application deadline is strictly August 22nd (noon, Italian time).

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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