A Conversation on Quadruped Robotics: Quadruped Robotics on the Rise

Seminar Details

Speaker Marco Hutter (ETH Zurich), Avik De (Ghost Robotics), Sangbae Kim (MIT), Claudio Semini (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia), Benjamin Swilling (Boston Dynamics)
Date & Time 4 February, 2021 @ 11:00 pm to 12:00 am
Venue https://zoom.us/j/92814075912


Quadrupedal robotics has reached a level of performance and maturity that enables some of the most advanced real-world applications with autonomous mobile robots. Driven by excellent research in academia and industry all around the world, a growing number of platforms with different skills target different applications and markets. We have invited a selection of experts with long-standing experience in this vibrant research area. This provides an opportunity to discuss and learn about their ongoing work, about what has been solved and what remains as open research problems in quadrupedal robotics.


A Conversation on Quadruped Robotics.

Date and time: Thursday February 4th at 7:00am (PST)/ 4:00pm (CET)/ 11:59pm (JST)
Live Stream: Zoom Webinar (https://zoom.us/j/92814075912)
Live questions and discussion: Slido (https://app.sli.do/event/a6lbisqr)

Moderator: Marco Hutter (ETH Zurich)

Panelists: Avik De (Ghost Robotics), Sangbae Kim (MIT), Claudio Semini (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia), Benjamin Swilling (Boston Dynamics).


In particular, the panel will focus on the following issues:


  1. Design and actuation concepts
  2. Locomotion control using model based and machine learning algorithms.
  3. Applications domains: today and tomorrow
  4. Open questions for industry and academia


The Robotics Global Colloquia is a series of live online events organized by IFRR. It has been conceived to provide a platform for open discussion and interaction on diverse themes in robotics – from research and applications to the field’s social impact and its ethical issues. The series alternates between panels and speakers on specific topics. Past colloquia are accessible through the IFRR YouTube channel.


We hope you join us for this special event.

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