[robotics-worldwide] Posdoc/PhD Positions at ETH Zurich, Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory

Fumiya Iida iida at csail.mit.edu
Wed Jun 17 11:19:09 PDT 2009


Posdoc/PhD Open Positions

Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory
(Director: Fumiya Iida)
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
(ETH Zurich) Switzerland



Posdoc/PhD positions will be available from August 2009 at my new
research group, Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboraotory, Institute
of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland.

The research interests of the Bio-Inspired Robotics Lab lie at the
intersection of robotics and biology. Through abstraction of the design
principles of biological systems, we develop core competences which are
the design and control of dynamic mechatronics systems, bionic sensor
technologies, and computational optimization techniques. Our main goals
are to contribute to a deeper understanding of adaptivity and autonomy
of animals through the investigation of dynamic robots, and to engineer
novel robotic applications which are more adaptive, resilient, and
energy efficient.

These positions belong to a new government funded research project,
"Bio-Inspired Motor Control for Underactuated Robotic Systems", in which
we tackle with the problems of design optimization in underactuated
systems, control optimization of "dynamics programmability", and dynamic
embodied cognition. For more information about the background of this
project, please visit my website:  http://people.csail.mit.edu/iida/

(1) Requirements
Applicants should have diploma/master degrees in one of the following
disciplines, but degrees from the other areas are also considered if
* Mechanical, Electronic, Control Engineering, Robotics
* Physics, Biology, Biomechanics
* Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

(2) Conditions
* Main duty includes research activities, lab organization, and teaching
* Starting August 2009 or at your earliest convenience
* These positions will be fully funded based on the SNF/ETHZ regulations

(3) To Apply
Please send an email to Fumiya Iida (iida at csail.mit.edu) with your cv
and a brief introduction of your research interests and plans. The
selection process will be closed as soon as the positions are filled.

Fumiya   IIDA     Dr. sc. nat.

Robot Locomotion Group
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Office: 32-380

Phone: 	+1-617-253-7095
Fax: 	+1-617-253-0778
URL:	http://people.csail.mit.edu/iida/
e-mail: iida at csail.mit.edu

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