[robotics-worldwide] Phd opening in Human Robot-Interaction, Intelligent Systems and Automation, Energy, Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Antonio Frisoli a.frisoli at sssup.it
Tue Aug 14 02:58:15 PDT 2012


*Phd opening in Human Robot-Interaction, Intelligent Systems and 
Automation, Energy, Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna*

The TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna has several PhD openings 
within the International Doctoral Programme in Emerging Digital 
Technologies, curriculum of Perceptual Robotics,  in the research areas 
of  Human Robot-Interaction, Intelligent Systems and Automation, Energy, 
Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments.
The positions are fully funded within a 3-year residential program with 
highly interdisciplinary connotation and will start in January 2013. 
_Deadline for electronic submission of applications is August 25_.
  For further details consult the call on the URL 
http://www.sssup.it/ist_context.jsp?ID_LINK=10940&area=199 
<http://www.sssup.it/ist_context.jsp?ID_LINK=10940&area=199>.

Interested candidates can contact the reference key-persons indicated at 
the end of each description. Positions are available in the following 
research topics.

*Research topics for Human-Robot Interaction & Haptic Systems area*

-    Wearable haptics: development of novel wearable haptic systems for 
natural interaction with digital contents (1) and novel algorithms for 
smart tracking of hands with 3D depth cameras with particle filters (2). 
Required background in mechanical/ control engineering, with basic 
knowledge of machine design, mechatronics and control (1) or computer 
science/computer engineering (2).
-    Robotic assisted rehabilitation:  development of novel techniques 
EMG-BCI control methodologies for control of active robotic 
exoskeletons, design of novel rehabilitation robots, kinesiologic 
evaluation of  functional cortico-muscular connection in stroke 
patients. Required background in biomedical/mechanical/control 
engineering, with previous experience in biometric signal processing.
-    Machine design, modeling and control of robotic systems: joint 
torque interaction controller for exoskeleton robots, new actuation 
concepts for wearable robots and haptic interfaces. Required background 
in mechanical or control engineering, with basic knowledge of machine 
design, mechatronics and control.

For further information please contact Prof. Antonio Frisoli 
a.frisoli at sssup.it or Dr. Eng. M. Solazzi solazzi at sssup.it

*Research topics for Computer Graphics & Virtual Environments area*

  - Computer Graphics for Fully immersive Virtual Environments
-  Cluster Based Graphics Architectures for CAVEs
-  Compression, rendering and transmission of Point Clouds for Tele-presence
-  Sense of Presence in 3D tele-conferencing
-  Effects of Duration of Immersion in a Virtual Reality Environment
- Design and evaluation of Social Virtual Environments
- Interaction design for Digital Humanities and Virtual Environments

Contact Dr. Eng. Franco Tecchia f.tecchia at sssup.it, Dr. Eng. Marcello 
Carrozzino m.carrozzino at sssup.it

*Research topics for  Intelligent Systems and Automation area*

- Body motions sensing and modelling
- Tele-robotic controllers
- Sensor Based motion programming
- Future intelligent-robot controllers
- Embedded controllers and mechatronics
- Skills based human robot interaction
- Cloud computing and robot programming

Contact Dr. Eng. Carlo A. Avizzano carlo at sssup.it, Dr. Eng. Emanuele 
Ruffaldi e.ruffaldi at sssup.it

*Research topics for  Energy area*

- Modelling/design and control smart material transducers;
- Design and control of high altitude wind energy converters
- Computational fluid dynamics for marine structures modelling
- Hybrid portable power supply for ICT and robotics;
- Electronics and control of power systems (actuator/generators) for 
robotics and energy harvesting.

Contact Dr. Eng. Rocco Vertechy r.vertechy at sssup.it, Dr. Eng. Marco 
Fontana m.fontana at sssup.it





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Antonio Frisoli, PhD

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Head of Human-Robot Interaction Area
PERCRO Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna

Via Alamanni, 13b
56017, Ghezzano (San Giuliano Terme), Italy
tel.: +39 050 882549
fax. +39 050 882564
E-mail:a.frisoli at sssup.it
web-sites:
www.percro.org
percro.sssup.it/~antony
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