Jose Rojas

PhD Student


  • MSc in Mechatronic Engineering


Jose Rojas received the BEng degree in Electronic Engineering and the MSc degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico\Instituto Tecnologico de Ensenada, B. C., Mexico in 2018 and 2020, respectively. He is currently a PhD student at the Robot Motor Intalligence (RoMI) Lab of the National Robotarium, Heriot-Watt University under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Mastalli.

Previously, he worked as a research fellow at the Dynamic Legged Systems Lab of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) under the supervision of Dr. Claudio Semini. He has conducted research on optimal control for legged locomotion at IIT.

His doctoral project focuses on differentiable contact simulators and contact implicit motion/estimation optimization for model predictive control to enable dynamic loco-manipulation in legged robots in challenging scenarios.