CLAUDIO SEMINI

Design and Control of Agile Hydraulic Quadrupeds

Abstract

speaker-3Claudio Semini received an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and information technology from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2005. He is the Head of the Dynamic Legged Systems (DLS) Laboratory at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). From 2004 to 2006, he first visited the Hirose Laboratory at Tokyo Tech, and later the Toshiba R&D Center, Japan. During his doctorate from 2007 to 2010 at the IIT, he developed the hydraulic quadruped robot HyQ and worked on its control. After a postdoc with the same department, in 2012, he became the head of the DLS lab. His research interests include the construction and control of versatile, hydraulic legged robots for real-world environments.