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

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Thu Apr 26 09:35:46 PDT 2018


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2 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 2018 and 
typically last 3 years. For more details on the topics and submission, visit

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__dls.iit.it_open-2Dpositions_bsc-2Dmsc-2Dphd&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HupghHYvZFij5HdlYprSTte7MlRaD_g8UDBMoUqiVk4&s=xwYvVfbn8-3MT-PAIOhfAFYoD3SWqdn-_BE_BLvU95I&e=

The Hydraulic Quadruped HyQ and its successors are unique research 
platforms. They 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=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HupghHYvZFij5HdlYprSTte7MlRaD_g8UDBMoUqiVk4&s=Yr3RnKPGXFtKaMBc1PlYyOtSWkmxi00yw8qi_w4GBbA&e=
-For more information:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__dls.iit.it&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HupghHYvZFij5HdlYprSTte7MlRaD_g8UDBMoUqiVk4&s=aUfEQ9QGtd6rVFftgmYtZpw71RlrLO9PBHAPjcFJnXg&e=
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-or meet me during ICRA 2018 in Brisbane (please send me an email to 
arrange a meeting).

open PhD themes:

*Theme 18:*	Hydraulic Quadruped Robots with arms: Multi-contact 
Optimization for Cluttered Environments
Tutors: Michele Focchi, Claudio Semini

*Theme 19:* Hydraulic Quadruped Robots: Recovery Strategies for Dynamic 
Locomotion on Irregular Surfaces
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__dls.iit.it_open-2Dpositions_bsc-2Dmsc-2Dphd&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HupghHYvZFij5HdlYprSTte7MlRaD_g8UDBMoUqiVk4&s=xwYvVfbn8-3MT-PAIOhfAFYoD3SWqdn-_BE_BLvU95I&e=

The application deadline is strictly June 12th, 2018 (noon, CEST Italian 
time). Start the process a few days before the deadline.

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



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