About Me Juxi Leitner

Studies & Research

Current Position

I am a researcher at the IDSIA Robotics Lab and a PhD candidate at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano, Switzerland. My research is in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, with my main interests being autonomous robots, including, humanoids and multi-robot systems for space exploration.


My graduate studies included the "Joint European Master in Space Science and Technology" programme, from which I graduated with a Master's Thesis on 'Multi-Robot Cooperation in Space Applications' at the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) in Finland.

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SpaceMaster Global Partnership

I had the great opportunity to work for almost 4 months at the Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory of the University of Tokyo, Japan. The first year of my studies was splite semester was split between Würzburg, Germany (JMUW) and the Kiruna Space Campus in northern Sweden.

RobotCub @ IST

In 2007 I was working as a programmer & researcher at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, implementing a fast depth perception algorithm, based on disparity maps, for humanoid robots using the iCub plaform, which at that time was still in its early stages (see paper).

TU Wien (Vienna UT)

I received my Bachelor of Science from the Vienna University of Technology (TU) in Software Engineering with for my BSc thesis about Processing and programming done at the DECO research team. I am still enrolled as a student (on leave) in the Computational Intelligence MSc programme at the TU.

Curriculum Vitae


My Curriculum Vitae can be downloaded here. You can also checkout my LinkedIn profile or see my visual CV on visualize.me

More Info

More information about my studies at various universities and for multiple degrees, as well as, my attendance of extra courses, workshops and summer schools can be found here.


A list of my publications, in chronological order, can be found here. Most of them are related to my projects listed here.



The SpaceMaster Robotics Team website, which was started by David and me as team-members, is also hosted here. SMRT is a student team participating in various competitions, workshops and conferences.

My soup, a microblog can be found here! I am also running a small blog with (hopefully) relevant posts about my projects, the research related or just general musings about being a researcher/PhD student.

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