Ioannis Havoutis is a Lecturer in Robotics at the Oxford Robotics Institute and a co-lead of the Dynamic Robot Systems group. His research targets the combination of machine learning with dynamic whole-body motion planning and control, for legged robots in challenging domains. His main interests lie both in the locomotion and manipulation aspects of autonomous robots.
From 2015 to 2017, Ioannis was a postdoctoral research at the Robot Learning and Interaction Group at the Idiap Research Institute. Previously, from 2011 to 2015, he was a senior postdoc at the Dynamic Legged System lab at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. He holds a PhD in Informatics (2011) and MSc in Artificial Intelligence (2007) from the University of Edinburgh.