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Claudio Semini

Head of the Dynamic Legged Systems (DLS) research line
Senior Researcher Tenured - Principal Investigator
Dynamic Legged Systems
Research center

Claudio Semini (MSc 2005, PhD 2010) is the head of the Dynamic Legged Systems (DLS) lab at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) that developed a number of high-performance hydraulic robots, including HyQ, HyQ2Max, and HyQReal. He holds an MSc degree from ETH Zurich in electrical engineering and information technology. He spent 2 years in Tokyo for his research: MSc thesis at the Hirose Lab at Tokyo Tech and staff engineer at the Toshiba R&D center in Kawasaki working on mobile service robotics. During his PhD and subsequent PostDoc at IIT, he developed the quadruped robot HyQ and worked on its control. Since 2012 he leads the DLS lab. Claudio Semini is the author and co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conferences and he received several awards for them. He is also a co-founder of the Technical Committee on Mechanisms and Design of the IEEE-RAS Society. He is/was the coordinator/partner of several EU-, National and Industrial projects (including HyQ-REAL, INAIL Teleop, Moog@IIT joint lab, ESA-ANT, etc). His research interests include the construction and control of highly dynamic and versatile legged robots for field application in real-world operations, locomotion, hydraulic drives, and others.

All Publications
Focchi M., Roscia F., Semini C.
Locosim: An Open-Source Cross-Platform Robotics Framework
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol. 811, pp. 395-406
Conference Paper Book Series
Barasuol V., Emre S., Semini C.
Stair-Climbing Charts: On the Optimal Body Height for Quadruped Robots to Walk on Stairs
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol. 810 LNNS, pp. 251-262
Conference Paper Book Series
Gamba J.D., Arpenti P., Ruggiero F., Semini C.
An Effective Robotic End-Effector Engagement Approach for Automated Grapevine Pruning on a Quadrupedal Manipulator
5th Italian Conference in Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Abstract Report Conference
Abdalla A., Focchi M., Orsolino R., Semini C.
An Efficient Paradigm for Feasibility Guarantees in Legged Locomotion
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
Bertol D. W., Fink G., Nisticò Y., Cerilli G., Marchitto M., Semini C.
A Practical Real-Time Distributed Software Framework for Mobile Robots
Second Workshop on Quality and Reliability Assessment of Robotic Software Architectures and Components, ICRA 2023 Workshop
Poster Conference