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Name: Petar Kormushev
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Petar Kormushev is a senior postdoctoral researcher at the
Advanced Robotics department of the Italian Institute of
Technology, doing research on the iCub humanoid robot and a
Barrett WAM robot.

In 2009 he graduated with a PhD degree in Computational
Intelligence from Tokyo Institute of Technology. His
research interests include robotics and machine learning,
especially reinforcement learning for intelligent robot

He holds a MSc degree in Artificial Intelligence, a MSc
degree in Bio- and Medical Informatics, and a BSc degree in
Computer Science from Sofia University. He has participated
in many scientific projects, including European INFRAWEBS
project for designing the future Semantic Web, and Japanese
NEDO project for developing a common basis for next-
generation robots.

He has won a number of prestigious awards, including a
“John Atanasoff” award, a “St. Kliment Ohridski” award, and
a 4-year Monbukagakusho/MEXT Japanese research fellowship.

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PhD Scholarships at Imperial College London

The Imperial College PhD Scholarship Scheme offers an outstanding opportunity for potential PhD students.

If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student, and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London.

Opportunities for PhD funding are extremely competitive. In the 2015-16 PhD admissions period, less than half of the eligible PhD applicants who nominated themselves for the IC PhD Scholarship were shortlisted by their chosen Department to be considered for this scheme, Imperial’s most prestigious award. Ultimately, only 19% of those who self-nominated were awarded the scholarship. Applicants should be confident that they are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance before applying for this scholarship scheme.

The scheme aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.

The earliest start date for funded places is 1 August 2016, the latest start date is 1 November 2016.


Successful candidates will receive the following financial support for up to 3.5 years:

  • Full funding for tuition fees
  • A stipend of £20,600 per annum to assist with living costs
  • A consumables fund of £2,000 per annum for the first 3 years of study


Applications put forward for this scholarship scheme will be considered throughout the academic year.

  • Applicants who apply before 29 January 2016 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 23 March 2016.
  • Applicants who apply before 1 April 2016 and are awarded a scholarship will be notified by 27 May 2016.


I am available to supervise PhD students on topics related to robotics and machine learning. Interested applicants should contact me by e-mail before submitting their PhD application.

How to apply

The scheme is now open for applications. Instructions for application:

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Online Regeneration of Bipedal Walking Gait Optimizing Footstep Placement and Timing

The video presents experiments during which a humanoid robot is subjected to external pushes and recovers stability by changing the step placement and duration.

It starts from showing effectiveness of the feedback controller during stepping in place. Then it continues to present how the developed algorithm regenerates the step placement and duration to regain stability after lateral pushes. It concludes with showing how the algorithm works during forward locomotion.