[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc Positions in Toulouse and Heidelberg

Katja Mombaur katja.mombaur at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Mon Sep 13 16:45:44 PDT 2010

PostDoc Positions in Toulouse and Heidelberg

The Optimization in Robotics & Biomechanics group at the 
Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at the 
University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the Gepetto Group at LAAS-CNRS, 
Toulouse, France, are seeking two PostDoc candidates for a joint 
European project. One PostDoc will be located in Toulouse, the other one 
in Heidelberg.

The goal of the project is the development of numerical algorithms for 
the generation and control of optimal paths in complex changing 
environments and their application to industrial robots in a 
manufacturing scenario as well as the humanoid robot HRP-2.

The ideal candidates have a Doctoral degree in Applied Mathematics, 
Robotics or Computer Science and experience in nonlinear optimization, 
direct optimal control techniques, numerical simulation (for the 
Heidelberg position) and in motion planning / path planning algorithms 
for the Toulouse position. In both cases, excellent programming skills 
as well as experience in mechanical modeling is required. The positions 
are offered for 18 months, starting approx. November 2010.

Please send your application, including a statement of motivation, 
curriculum vitae, a summary of your PhD thesis, two sample papers, as 
well as names and addresses of two references to

Dr. Florent Lamiraux
LAAS-CNRS, 7 ave du Colonel Roche, 31077 Toulouse, France
florent  at laas.fr


Prof. Dr. Katja Mombaur
IWR , University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 368, 69120 
Heidelberg , Germany
kmombaur at uni-hd.de

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