While at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, David focused on mechanical engineering during his undergraduate, where he got involved in construction power tool design. He then continued with a Master in Robotics, Systems and Control. Here he went to Brisbane, Australia for his master thesis to develop software that would allow an ultra lightweight six legged robot – that could reach up to 2m/7 feet in height – to walk. After working as a Research Assistant at the University of Edinburgh for remote controlling robots he started his Ph.D. at the Oxford Robotics Institute. His research work includes controlling a robotic arm mounted on top of a four legged robot and making use of machine learning methods to make these four legged robots walk. David is fluent in German and French.