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

Nikolaos Tsagarakis nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
Fri Apr 1 14:09:40 PDT 2011

Team Leader Opening 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) in Genoa, is seeking to appoint a Team Leader(Assistant Professor) that will  have a key research role in the area of Locomotion for Compliant Humanoid Platforms.   We are looking for highly motivated scientists with a background and PhD in Robotics or Control Engineering and a well established publication record in two or more of the following areas:

Locomotion and trajectory generation for humanoids.
Motion planning for humanoids.
Body balance stabilizers and push recovery.
Impedance control.

Strong competencies in C/C++ programming and MATLAB are essential.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and will be expected to work and initiate creative and innovative research programs in the following areas:

Online body balance and stabilization.
Control of compliant robotic systems.
Foot adaptation for absorbing landing impacts and terrain irregularities (utilizing compliant actuation).
Leg and arm posture planning during falling.

Start-up resources are offered.

The position is open for immediate starting. The successful candidate will be offered a five years contract, renewable. Salary is highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The post will offer possible future career options to Senior Researcher (Associate Professor). International applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support for visa issues, 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 plans, and the names of at least five referees to Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it<mailto:nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it>). For consideration, apply by 30.04.2011.

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