[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD openings at IIT in HyQ robot project (motion control and planning)

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Wed May 3 09:28:50 PDT 2017


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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 2017 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=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=IFL303eC1zlIiOXs7-44aENituGaPmcTGb6eyemlJR4&s=5npzF7oR8QgyRJNCsTVKQBztNKWMtwhvKneXCp-DpMU&e= 

The Hydraulic Quadrupeds HyQ and 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=https-3A__www.youtube.com_user_HydraulicQuadruped&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=IFL303eC1zlIiOXs7-44aENituGaPmcTGb6eyemlJR4&s=21ytbPBj-ar9hnj7OmB9zlxS69gz2VnSmygftG18j_8&e= 
-For more information:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iit.it_hyq&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=IFL303eC1zlIiOXs7-44aENituGaPmcTGb6eyemlJR4&s=Fp6BmdUIwUEbcUSoWT4LAn7GBJ99Scg0Ld-U3HmwaP8&e= 
-For News visit our Facebook page:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.facebook.com_iitDLSlab_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=IFL303eC1zlIiOXs7-44aENituGaPmcTGb6eyemlJR4&s=7Sxgzoc2SYpq_riSAJklexQQ2YJqSdlCYM2zaaHLD3I&e= 
-or meet us during ICRA 2017 in Singapore (please send me an email to 
arrange a meeting).

open PhD themes:

*Theme 36:* Locomotion Planning and Adaptation Strategies for 
Multi-Legged Robotic Platforms on Soft Terrains
Tutors: Andreea Rădulescu, Victor Barasuol, Claudio Semini

*Theme 37:* Force Harvesting with Short-Term Contacts for Multi-Legged 
Robot Locomotion on Movable and Slippery Terrain
Tutors: Michele Focchi, Victor Barasuol, 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=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=IFL303eC1zlIiOXs7-44aENituGaPmcTGb6eyemlJR4&s=5npzF7oR8QgyRJNCsTVKQBztNKWMtwhvKneXCp-DpMU&e= 

The application deadline is strictly June 13th, 2017 (noon, CEST 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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