If you want to know anything about robots, ask Marco Hutter – or at least, listen to him. After studying mechanical engineering, he completed a doctoral degree in robotics at ETH Zurich with a focus on the design, actuation, and control of dynamic legged robotic systems. He is currently Assistant Professor for Robotic Systems at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, since 2015 and a Branco Weiss fellow since 2014. Before this, he was the Deputy Director and Group Leader in the field of legged robotics at the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich.
Beside his commitment within the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication since October 2015, Hutter is part of the NCCR Robotics and coordinator of several research projects, industrial collaborations, and international competitions that target the application of high-mobile autonomous vehicles in challenging environments such as for search and rescue, industrial inspection, or construction operation.
Hutter’s research interests lie in the development of novel machines and actuation concepts together with the underlying control, planning, and optimization algorithms for locomotion and manipulation. His dream is that soon mobile robots will be used in various different areas. He has worked unstintingly towards this goal. How close is Hutter to realizing his dream? Find out at and&!