The Dynamic Legged Systems lab is constantly looking for enthusiastic students and professionals who would like to contribute to the efforts of the group in the development of the state-of-the-art quadruped robots. In case there aren't any positions available feel free to write an email with an open application to


PhD positions overview

PhD Positions

All PhD positions at IIT-DLS are performed under the double affiliation between IIT and the University of Genova (UniGE).

Every year, the Dynamic Legged Systems lab has open PhD positions in the PhD Program Bioengineering and Robotics (Curriculum: Advanced and Humanoid Robotics (Code 8635)) of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), a research institute that uses English as main language. All the positions are fully funded.

For more details and for the exact application deadlines please refer to the page of UniGE dedicated to PhDs and to the webpage of IIT's PhD School.

To join the DLS lab the prospective PhD student should apply for those positions that have Claudio Semini in the list of the supervisors. In the 2021 application round there is only one position with theme number 29 in the curriculum .

PhD application guidelines

Guidelines for the PhD application

In addition to the official online application, interested candidates should send their CV, a letter of motivation, the research theme and the university transcripts to, and, including the tag [PHD2021] in the email's subject line.

**Attention**: For a valid application, it is required that you fill the "Università Degli Studi Di Genova online application". All PhD courses at IIT are organized in collaboration with the University of Genoa. Information on the official PhD call and the full details and information on the application procedure are published here:, while the online application link is:


Please note that the online application procedure requires preparing and uploading a set of documents before the deadline. You first need to register online and then proceed to the online application.

It's strongly recommended to start the application process well before the deadline!

Bachelor and Master students

Bachelor and Master Students

The Dynamic Legged Systems lab is constantly looking for Bachelor and Master students who wish to perform an internship or their Bsc/Msc thesis in our labs.

Unfortunately we currently do not have any projects available for an internship. For spontaneous applications, apart from the projects below, please send your CV to