[robotics-worldwide] Openings in Aerial Service Robotics @ PRISMA Lab in Naples, Italy

Bruno Siciliano siciliano at unina.it
Sun Jul 17 16:57:14 PDT 2011

PRISMA Lab – Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Naples, Italy

The PRISMA Lab at the University of Naples 
Federico II is seeking to recruit junior/senior 
postdoctoral research fellows that will have a 
key research role in the area of Aerial Service Robotics.

Precise research programs will be defined based 
on interests and abilities of the successful 
candidates. Their research will be conducted on 
the aerial robotic systems available at PRISMA 
Lab and in collaboration with several leading 
European robotics research groups working with 
the PRISMA team on a new EU FP7 Integrating 
Project focused on the theme of “Aerial Robotics Cooperative Assembly System”.

We are looking for highly-motivated young 
scientists with a background and PhD in Robotics 
and Control Engineering and a well-established 
publication record in the area of Aerial Robotics 
and in one or more of the following areas:
- Impedance and force control
- Cooperative control of robot formations
- Autonomous robots
- Visual control
Strong competencies in C/C++ programming and MATLAB are essential.

Qualified potential applicants holding a PhD 
degree should provide the following material:
1) Cover letter briefly describing their background and career plans
2) CV
3) Link to their research web-site
4) A list of the top 5 publications in Aerial Robotics or related areas
5) Date of availability
6) Names and contact information of at least two references

All documents should be submitted via email as a 
single compressed/pdf file to Bruno Siciliano 
<siciliano at unina.it> with the subject: POSTDOC CANDIDATE.

The actual call will be opened in September, yet 
potential applicants are warmly invited to 
communicate their interest and availability at the earliest.

About PRISMA Lab
University of Naples Federico II is the third 
oldest university in Italy. The School of 
Engineering, with a population of 11,000 
students, is the oldest in Europe and is 
celebrating its second centennial since the 
foundation by King Gioacchino Murat in 1811. The 
PRISMA team operates in the Department of 
Computer and Systems Engineering, where since 
almost 30 years is conducting research in 
robotics. Current interests include force 
control, visual servoing, dual-arm/hand 
manipulation, human-robot interaction, service 
robotics, and aerial robotics. The team has 
achieved world-wide recognition and is currently 
engaged in four projects and two forthcoming ones 
supported by the European Community. See 
www.prisma.unina.it for further information.

About Naples
Naples (Italian: Napoli) is the third largest 
city in Italy, and is the capital of the Campania 
region. World-known for its rich history, art, 
culture, architecture, music, and gastronomy, 
Naples is a lively, exciting and bustling city 
situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous 
gulf, and is surrounded by attractive tourist and 
archaeological sites such as Capri, Ischia, 
Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius. 
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples for further information.

Salary and Duration
The position is full time and will be paid 
according to the current Italian scheme. 
Depending on the experience and seniority of the 
candidate, the salary will range between 1500 and 
2500 Euro per month. The initial contract will be 
limited to one year with the possibility to extend up to three years.

prof bruno siciliano
ASME fellow, IEEE fellow, IFAC fellow
PRISMA lab, dipartimento di informatica e sistemistica
universita' di napoli federico II
via claudio 21, 80125 napoli, italy
tel +39 081 7683179
mob +39 368605665
fax +39 062 33226128
email siciliano at unina.it
skype bsiciliano

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