[robotics-worldwide] Openings in Humanoids Technologies: Department of Advanced Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology

Nikolaos Tsagarakis nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
Wed Oct 27 11:35:16 PDT 2010




Openings in Humanoids Technologies
Department of Advanced Robotics
Italian Institute of Technology



The Department of Advanced Robotics ( http://www.iit.it/en/advanced-robotics.html ) at the Italian Institute of Technology IIT (an English language Institute) placed in Genoa, is seeking to appoint international well motivated full-time junior/senior  postdoctoral research fellows that will  have a key research role on the areas of Humanoid Mechanical Design and Bipedal locomotion for the currently under development intrinsically compliant humanoid platforms (within the European FP7 project AMARSI, http://amarsi.soltoggio.net/)

We seek for young scientists with background and PhD in Mechanical/Control engineering or Robotics and strong scientific knowledge and experience in one or more of the following subjects:

Mechanical design of Humanoid, compliant actuation or other multi-body robots and mechanisms
Robot Kinematics/Dynamics and physical system modelling
Bipedal locomotion and balance stabilizers
Strong competencies in MATLAB and C/C++ programming.




The successful candidate will be offered an up to four years (depending on qualifications and experience) contract, renewable, and join an interdisciplinary team to work on one or more of the following areas;

Online stabilization of zero moment point (ZMP) trajectory,
Humanoid mechanics, Compliant actuation design and/or control,
Body balance stabilization control,
Foot adaption for absorbing landing impacts and terrain irregularities (utilizing compliant actuation),
Leg and Arm posture planning during falling.



The positions are open for immediate fill. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All posts will offer possible future career options and advancement on successful completion. International applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support with visa issues, relocation, etc.

For further information contact: Dr N.Tsagarakis   (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it<mailto:nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it>)

Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV outlining experience and qualifications, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and at least the names of two referees to Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it<mailto:nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it>). For consideration, apply by 15.12.2010.




Nikos Tsagarakis, PhD

Senior Researcher
Head of Humanoids Lab

Dept of Advanced Robotics (AR)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Genova)

e-mail:  nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
tel:     +39 010 71781 -  ext 428
fax:     +39 010 720321



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