[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc position at the Italian Institute of Technology

Giorgio Metta pasa at liralab.it
Wed Jun 15 08:43:57 PDT 2011

Dear roboticists,
We're looking for a postdoc to work on a new EU project based on the iCub.
Best regards,


Software Engineer C++

The Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department (RBCS,
www.rbcs.iit.it) of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) will increase
its software development team at the Cognitive Humanoids Laboratory
specifically with reference to the recently started EU project Xperience

The work on humanoid robots ranges from embedded systems up to higher level
network-distributed algorithms which together form the software ecosystem of
our robot platform - called the iCub (www.iCub.org).

Specific responsibilities

You will be the reference person in the team concerning the software
development activities of the Xperience project which includes the
integration of software from several EU partners as well as the development
of new components that interact with such software. In particular,
activities concern the integration of different middlewares running on
various robot platforms but also AI and computer vision algorithms. Most of
the software is written in C/C++, using multithreading, GPUs (CUDA) and a
plethora of open source libraries from various sources (e.g. OpenCV, ICE,

Ideal candidate

To meet the demanding requirements of this role you will have:
.	An excellent first degree in software engineering or related
.	Ability in analysis and solution of logical problems.
.	Good interpersonal and communication skills and willingness to
integrate in an international research team.
.	Fluent English language.
.	Proven development experience using C, C++, using an OOP approach.
.	Knowledge of development in network-computing and Internet
.	Knowledge of software development in Windows and Linux.
.	Multithread programming.
In addition, qualifications and experience in the following areas would be
.	UML.
.	Embedded systems.
.	Software development with hardware DSPs or with multi-core
processors (e.g. GPU).
.	Image and audio processing, computer vision, robotics.

Employment conditions

This post will be offered on a two year contract (renewable). Salary is
highly competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. The post will offer future career options. International
applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support for visa
issues, etc. The work on the iCub platform at IIT offers an exciting and
dynamic environment where you will have the chance to touch first hand
practical software development in a demanding research environment. 

To apply, please send your CV, quoting Ref. RBCS-SW2 to Giorgio Metta at
xperience_software at rbcs.iit.it


Giorgio Metta <giorgio.metta at iit.it>

Italian Institute of Technology
Via Morego, 30                            
16163 Genoa, Italy                         
Ph: +39 010 7178-1411
Fax: +39 010 7170-817

URL: http://pasa.liralab.it 

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