[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD openings in HyQ project at IIT's Dynamic Legged Systems lab

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Wed Jul 16 11:46:56 PDT 2014


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2 open PhD positions in Hydraulic Robot Design and Control
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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
http://www.iit.it/en/advr-dls-open-positions.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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENHvCGrnr2g
For more information and other videos, visit
http://www.iit.it/hyq

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:
http://www.iit.it/en/advr-dls-open-positions.html

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

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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