[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc Opening in Robot Programming by Demonstration and Dextrous Manipulation

Aude Billard aude.billard at epfl.ch
Mon Oct 11 00:31:40 PDT 2010

Postdoc Opening in Robot Programming by Demonstration and Manipulation

The Learning Algorithm and Systems Laboratory at the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) seeks one qualified postdoctoral researcher in the fields of robot programming by demonstration and dextrous manipulation.

The candidate will develop algorithms for learning the dynamics of motion to perform dextrous manipulatory tasks through human demonstration. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on the robotic platforms available at LASA, which include the 53 degrees of freedom humanoid robot iCub and the 7 degrees of freedom Barrett arm (WAM) with its 3 degrees of freedom Hand, see the laboratory website http://lasa.epfl.ch

The work is strongly grounded on machine learning and dynamical systems theory, and knowledge of both is a pre-requisite. Further, the candidate is expected to have an Engineering BSc/Msc degree (EE, CS or Physics/Maths) and a PhD degree in robotics.

The initial postdoctoral position is for one year, with a possibility of up to 2 years extension. Starting date: Spring - Summer 2011.

Application: Interested candidates should send a short letter of motivation, along with their detailed CV, copy of two of their most recent and relevant publications and names of 2 references to aude.billard at epfl.ch

Prof. Aude Billard
LASA laboratory, http://lasa.epfl.ch
EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Mail to: Station 9, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Email: aude.billard at epfl.ch
Tel: +41-21-693-5464
Fax: +41-21-694-7850

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