Marco Frigerio completed his PhD degree in Robotics from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (iit) in 2013, and he continued as a Post-Doc researcher at the Dynamic Legged Systems lab of iit until 2017. He contributed significantly to the software development for the hydraulic quadruped robots designed and realized in the lab. Since September 2017, he is Post-Doc researcher at the robotics group of the mechanical engineering department of KU Leuven, Belgium.
Stéphane Bazeille was a Post-doc from 2011 until 2015. He is now a Post-doc at Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Equipe Robotique, 4, rue Alfred Kastler - B.P. 20722, F-44307 Nantes, France. His main research activity is now focus on the perception of the environment on underwater robots in the FET - European Project subCULTron.
Jake Goldsmith moved to Italy and began working at the IIT, as the Senior Design Engineer on the HyQ project in summer of 2011. During his time there he has made countless improvements to the current robot design, developed supporting technologies and worked tirelessly towards to realisation of the HyQ²Max. In October 2015, he moved to Boston Dynamic Inc as design engineer, Boston, USA.
Ioannis Havoutis was a senior postdoctoral researcher and the head of Locomotion group of the Dynamic Legged System Lab from 2013 to 2015. He mainly contributed to a planning and control framework for quadrupedal locomotion in challenging terrain. In July 2015, he moves to Idiap Research Institute as researcher.
Jonas Buchli was the team leader of the HyQ project from 8/2010 to 8/2012 and considerably contributed to the following areas of the project: torque control, impedance control, rigid body inverse dynamics control, locomotion control and planning, software etc. In September 2012 he founded the Agile & Dexterous Robotics Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. In July 2013 we delivered a copy of HyQ, called HyQ-blue, to his lab in Zurich.
Alumni - PhD
Carlos Mastalli completed his PhD on "Planning and Execution of Dynamic Whole-Body Locomotion on Challenging Terrain" in April 2017. After that, he served as Research Fellow from April to December 2017. During this period, he mainly contributed to planning, perception and control framework for legged locomotion on challenging terrain. He also considerably contributed to the software development of the team. In December 2017 he moved to Gepetto Team at LAAS-CNRS as Postdoc researcher working on the topic of multi-contact motion planning.
Hamza Khan completed his PhD that he successfully defended in April 2015 with the title "MiniHyQ- Development of a Lightweight Highly-Dynamic Hydraulic Quadruped Robot" (see publication list below). In June 2015, he joined Prof. Sir Alfred Cuschieri's Group as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Institute for Medical Science & Technology (IMSaT), University of Dundee, Scotland.
Thiago Boaventura did his MSc research in the HyQ group in 2009 and stayed in the group for his PhD that he successfully defended in April 2013 with the title "Hydraulic Compliance Control of the Quadruped Robot HyQ" (see publication list below). In June 2013 he joined the Agile & Dexterous Robotics Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland as a postdoctoral researcher.
Alumni - Masters (& next destination)
Pham Nguyen (2015).
Alexander Winkler (2013-2014), PhD student at ADRL, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Francesco Rovida (2013), PhD student at University of Copehange, Denmark.
Anis Meguenani (2013), PhD student at ISIR, UPMC, Paris, France.
Asif Arain (2012), PhD student at MR&O, Obrero University, Obrero, Sweden.
Alumni - Visitors (& affiliation)
Job Angel Ledezma Pérez (2016). Phd student at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Guido Tournois (2015). Delft University of Technology.
Hiroaki Kuwahara (2015). Toshiba corporation, Japan.
Tomoo Yoneda (2015), PhD student at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.
Satoshi Kitano (2014), PhD student at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
Luca Castangia (2014), PhD student at University of Parma, Parma, Italy.