I have been working in Robotics since I graduated from university. For 6 years I worked at The Shadow Robot Company in London and was involved in all aspects of the design work from Programming, electronics and mechanical design. I truly believe that the successful development any part of a robotic systems requires a thorough overview of all these elements. In recent years I have begun to specialise in the mechanical design aspect. For the last year and a half I have been working in the Advanced Robotics Lab at the IIT (www.IIT.it) in Italy. My current project is to redesign their hydraulic quadruped robot (HyQ) from the ground up.