[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc Position in Bio-Inspired Control for Humanoid Robots, France
patrick.henaff at uvsq.fr
Tue Sep 30 02:19:49 PDT 2008
Post Doc Position in Bio-Inspired Control for Humanoid Robots
Humanoid Robots, CPG, bio-inspired control, adaptive behaviour
*Post-doctoral researcher work description*
The object of this postdoctoral research consists in studying neural
adaptive controllers based on plastic biological models dedicated to
locomotion of a 3D simulated biped. The goal is to control dynamical
behaviours of the biped and to compensate some deficiencies or
mechanical damage like rupture of transmission in its hip, knee or ankle.
Following the currently research activity in the LISV laboratory, the
study will be focused on the synergy and functioning of the biological
mechanisms. The neural network plasticity commanding the motor activity
of the articulated locomotion will be investigated. This will allow us
testing several corrector models taken from biology for different gaits.
The method consists on the design of the neural controller following the
evolutionary robotics approach based on what is currently developed in
the LISV for hexapod robots.
This work falls under the research project PHEMA (Humanoïde Platform for
the study of Human Walk with and without deficiencies). PHEMA project, 3
years duration, is supported by the National French Research Agency.
PHEMA aims a better understanding of the locomotion mechanical synergies
that govern the human walking, by reproducing it in simulation and with
a real anthropomorphic robot. Several static and dynamic behaviours
taking into account motor deficiencies which characterize walking
handicaps will be raised. PHEMA is making roboticians, neurobiologists
and doctors work jointly. PHEMA project is in connection to the previous
for which a biped robot was built.
Laboratoire d’Ingenierie des Systemes de Versailles
Universite de Versailles St Quentin
10-12 av de l’Europe, 78140 VELIZY,
LISV laboratory (www.lisv.uvsq.fr) is located in the Industrial park of
Vélizy near Versailles City, and its famous castle. Paris downtown is at
approximately 30 mn by public transportation.
*Duration: 12 months
*REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND BACKGROUND*
Candidates should have prior experience in the following areas:
evolutionary robotics, biological modelling of neural networks, software
development, and numerical simulation of legged robots. He or she should
have strong background in C++ .
Candidates interested in applying should electronically send a
curriculum vitae and graduate to Dr. Patrick Henaff at
patrick.henaff at uvsq.fr. Applicants should also arrange for 2 letters of
reference to be sent to the same address; applicants should not send
reference letters themselves. Applicants must be less than 40 years old.
*For further information, please contact:
patrick.henaff at uvsq.fr
Tél : +18.104.22.168.49.91 Fax: +22.214.171.124.49.85
Recherche: patrick.henaff at uvsq.fr - Tel: 01.39.25.49.91
Enseignement: patrick.henaff at u-cergy.fr -Tel: 01.34.38.26.69
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