Bsc/Msc/PhD

PhD Positions

Every year, the Dynamic Legged Systems Lab (HyQ Project) has open PhD positions in the PhD Program Bioengineering and Robotics (curriculum: Advanced and Humanoid Robotics) of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), an English language Institute. All the positions are fully funded.

Bachelor and Master Students

The Dynamic Legged Systems lab. is constantly looking for Bachelor and Master students who wish to perform an intership or their Bsc/Msc thesis in our labs. For spontaneous applications and to find out more about our currently available projects please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Available position on modeling and control of hydraulic smart actuators

We are currently looking for a highly motivated, full-time fellow to work in the evaluation of smart hydraulic actuators, with the possibility of performing a master thesis project.

At the moment of application, the candidate should be about to receive a master's degree in systems and control, robotics, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering, or have already received a master's degree not more than 6 months ago.

The succesful candidate will be involved in the modeling, simulation, controller design and experimental evaluation of the novel smart hydraulic actuators to be used in the DLS Lab robotic platforms. Furthermore, the candidate will undertake the task of designing, implementing and evaluating the performance of novel control strategies for hydraulic systems.

Requirements:

  • Strong background in modeling and control theory, frequency and time domain analysis, signal analysis;
  • Strong programming skills in Matlab/Simulink (for both design and analysis);
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken) in English language;
  • Strong team player;
  • Willingness to integrate into a multidisciplinary, dynamic, international research group

Further desirable skills:

  • Experience with hydraulic systems;
  • Knowledge of feedback linearization and nonlinear control strategies in general;
  • Experience in legged robotic systems;
  • Good C++/Python programming skills;

To apply please send electronically your detailed CV, university transcripts and cover letter outlining motivation, experience and qualifications for the position to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  stating “Smart Actuator Position” in the subject of the e-mail.