[robotics-worldwide] Opening: Team-Leader at IIT, Genova - Control of Autonomous Legged Robots (HyQ)

Jonas Buchli jonas.buchli at iit.it
Fri May 11 09:20:37 PDT 2012


** Opening: Team-Leader (Assistant Prof.)
Control of Autonomous Legged Robots (HyQ) **

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 (corresponding to the level of Assistant 
Professor) that will have a key research role in the area of Control of 
Locomotion and Manipulation of Legged Autonomous Robots (Quadrupeds & 
Humanoids). We are looking for highly motivated scientists with an 
outstanding background and PhD in Robotics, Control Engineering or 
related field and a well established publication record in two or more 
of the following areas:

• Dynamics and Kinematics based control of legged robots / Whole body 
control
• Locomotion and trajectory generation
• Motion planning for humanoids and quadrupeds
• Impedance control
• Integration of perception/vision in control & planning for legged systems

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team working on 
the development of the hydraulic quadruped robot, HyQ, and cooperating 
with the team working on the compliant humanoid, COMAN. The candidate is 
expected to take a leading role and the responsibility for the control 
aspects of several robotic platforms. He will be expected to initiate 
creative and innovative research programs in the areas of his expertise 
and needs of the Department.

The position is open for immediate starting. The successful candidate 
will be offered a five year 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 
(corresponding to associate Professor). International applications are 
encouraged and will receive logistic support for visa issues, etc.

For further information contact: Dr Claudio Semini 
(Claudio.Semini at iit.it) or Prof Darwin Caldwell (Darwin.Caldwell 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 Floriana.Sardi at iit,it marked TEAM LEADER HyQ. For
consideration, apply by 31st May 2012.

!!! Interview/Meet-up possibilities at ICRA 2012 !!!
We are present at ICRA 2012, please contact Prof. Caldwell 
(Darwin.Caldwell at iit.it) or Dr. Jonas Buchli (jonas.buchli at iit.it) for a 
meeting.

Project websites:
http://www.iit.it/en/advanced-robotics/hyq.html
http://www.iit.it/en/advr-labs/humanoids-a-human-centred-mechatronics/advr-humanoids-projects/compliant-humanoid-platform-coman.html

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Jonas Buchli, Dr., MSc EE
Dept. of Advanced Robotics
Italian Institute of Technology
http://www.iit.it/
+39 010 71781 925
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