[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position in humanoid robotics at ISIR/UPMC (Paris, France)

perrin perrin at isir.upmc.fr
Tue Dec 3 03:05:40 PST 2013

Laboratory: ISIR (CNRS/Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University), Paris, 
Duration: 24 months (starting as soon as possible).

The ISIR laboratory at Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University (UPMC, Paris, 
France) is looking for a postdoctoral candidate to perform research in 
the field of humanoid robot posture control and on reactive and 
predictive control for tasks with contacts.

The research will be performed within the framework of the ROMEO 2 
French national project lead by Aldebaran Robotics.
The control problems that will be studied emerge from the necessity of 
compliance and robustness for tasks of human assistance in complex 
domestic environments.
The primary goal will be to design algorithms and explore new methods to 
efficiently handle the unavoidable uncertainties of interactions with 
the humans and the environment in such scenarios. This will involve work 
on impedance control, model predictive control, center-of-mass control 
and trajectory generation.

Eventually, the algorithms will be demonstrated on Aldebaran's ROMEO, 
but they will also be tested in simulation and validated on robots owned 
by the ISIR (e.g. Kuka LWR, iCub, PR2).

The ideal candidate must have:
- a strong background in the control of complex robotic systems;
- excellent C++ programming skills and good software engineering 
- excellent collaborative working capabilities.

To apply, please contact Vincent Padois 
(firstname_dot_name_at_upmc_dot_fr) AND Nicolas Perrin 
(firstname_dot_name_at_isir_dot_upmc_dot_fr) with your cv and a letter 
including references, a brief introduction of your research background 
and plans.

Quick links:
- Vincent Padois: http://people.isir.upmc.fr/padois
- Nicolas Perrin: http://www.nicolasperrin.net/
- ISIR: http://www.isir.upmc.fr/

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