[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD openings in Hydraulic Robot Motion Control and Planning (HyQ, HyQ2Max)

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Wed Apr 13 13:22:27 PDT 2016


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2 open PhD positions at IIT in Hydraulic Robot Motion Control and Planning
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The Dynamic Legged Systems Lab at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia 
(IIT), an English language Institute, is seeking to appoint 2 
outstanding, highly-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 2016 and 
typically last 3 years. For more details on the topics and submission, visit

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__old.iit.it_advr-2Ddls-2Dopen-2Dpositions.html&d=CwIC-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HH6izqb4yAB-tj_1BI7kzMfgAcJXraWSpbr7TilXUbM&s=rHx1Nkamv6hoK66FOmUvX6Dxp0lZN5wiBSRpv66-5lQ&e= 

The Hydraulic Quadruped HyQ and the new HyQ2Max are unique research 
platforms. Both are fully torque controlled hydraulic quadruped robots 
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:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.youtube.com_watch-3Fv-3DENHvCGrnr2g&d=CwIC-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HH6izqb4yAB-tj_1BI7kzMfgAcJXraWSpbr7TilXUbM&s=Sdiphl8pzc-vs5g_MOh-EbYVh2NbjHcaRg-tuVTf_GM&e= 
-HyQ2Max report on Reuters:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.reuters.com_article_us-2Ditaly-2Dhyq2max-2DidUSKBN0UC10P20151229&d=CwIC-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HH6izqb4yAB-tj_1BI7kzMfgAcJXraWSpbr7TilXUbM&s=ZB0ogGMmpKyHF0IYxKrqpkNqpyP-31bJ6ZHFlrS4nfY&e= 
-For more information and other videos, visit
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iit.it_hyq&d=CwIC-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HH6izqb4yAB-tj_1BI7kzMfgAcJXraWSpbr7TilXUbM&s=i3vknN8NBo7YIWtyjKQ23FBQcCWCUCY_0qx3gtcwamE&e= 
-or meet me during ICRA 2016 in Stockholm (please send me an email or 
come directly to the ICRA exhibition booth of MOOG Inc. where you can 
find us with a HyQ2Max leg demo).

open PhD themes:

*Theme 24:* Reactive modulation for fast and robust locomotion on flat 
and challenging terrains
Tutors: Victor Barasuol, Andreea Redulescu, Claudio Semini

*Theme 25:* Locomotion planning for multi-legged robotic platforms for 
traversing unstructured terrains
Tutors: Andreea Radulescu, Claudio Semini


For a detailed description of the themes and instructions on how to 
apply, visit:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__old.iit.it_advr-2Ddls-2Dopen-2Dpositions.html&d=CwIC-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HH6izqb4yAB-tj_1BI7kzMfgAcJXraWSpbr7TilXUbM&s=rHx1Nkamv6hoK66FOmUvX6Dxp0lZN5wiBSRpv66-5lQ&e= 

The application deadline is strictly June 10th, 2016 (noon, CEST Italian 
time).

Best regards,
Claudio
-- 
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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