Dominic Jud completed his masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich in 2014. He then worked over a year at the Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) lead by Prof. Roland Siegwart and the Robotic Systems Lab (RSL) lead by Prof. Marco Hutter, where he worked on four legged walking robots and the development of the respective series elastic actuator. He joined NCCR Digital Fabrication in October 2015 as a PhD researcher and works on autonomous landscaping with a walking excavator.
Dominic focuses on autonomous excavation as well as on the general development of HEAP. He develops novel control concepts and planning algorithms for autonomous excavation to overcome existing implementations.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication
Autonomous excavation with a walking excavator