[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD opportunity in Skippy (highly athletic robot) project at IIT

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD opportunity in Skippy (highly athletic robot) project at IIT

Roy Featherstone
Fully funded PhD position in Skippy project at IIT Genoa
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Last call for a rare opportunity to work with the Skippy team at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT).

The Skippy project aims to create a highly athletic, small, light-weight robot that is capable of leaping 4 metres high, performing somersaults and other acrobatic movements, balancing on a single point, and a variety of other activities that require strength, speed, accuracy and skill.  Skippy is also rugged enough to crash land after making a mistake, and then get back up again unaided and undamaged.  This makes Skippy an ideal platform for ambitious motor-skill experiments, and for learning by doing.  For more information about Skippy see
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__royfeatherstone.org_skippy_index.html&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y3BtCwXP5M7qIahhBFF3mDnNIum7Y0GjwlNRd9_CGt4&s=g1RQGdJxsAhwdWnR5MjPoDuhxlbW95la6rcX1XrxDIU&e=

IIT is a large, English-speaking research centre located near the city of Genoa in northern Italy.  It is well-equipped, well-funded, and has a large presence in robotics research.  For more details, see
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iit.it_research_domains_robotics&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y3BtCwXP5M7qIahhBFF3mDnNIum7Y0GjwlNRd9_CGt4&s=R0uqkwRY4KJ7vMpHFEPgY8vzF9KvEWZaMgxA_nTXwLI&e=

To apply for this opportunity, you must apply to the University of Genoa, which collaborates with IIT.  Guidelines on how to do this can be found at
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__iit.it_phd-2Dschool_phd-2Dschool-2Dadmission-2Dguide&d=DwIFAw&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=Y3BtCwXP5M7qIahhBFF3mDnNIum7Y0GjwlNRd9_CGt4&s=93i_1Jq7LdrzrG1Y_4h_btnpj0Q42cjIt9-w8Tgw5eM&e=

Deadline: 12th June, but the procedure is complicated, so you should start now.
Also, it is a good idea to discuss your application with me (Roy Featherstone) in advance, and to send me a copy of your application at the time you submit it to the University.

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