[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] post-doc position on vision for walking humanoids

Lorenzo Natale Lorenzo.Natale at iit.it
Thu Dec 5 03:00:36 PST 2013


In the context of the EU funded project Koroibot (www.koroibot.eu), the iCub Facility Department at the Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow in the field of sensor fusion for scene interpretation and navigation in walking humanoids. Tasks will be focused on the development of the visual perception system for a humanoid robot to support visually guided walking. Foreseen activities mainly fall in the scope of computer vision but will also significantly leverage on the multimodal sensors currently available on the iCub humanoid: vision, whole-body distributed accelerometers, gyroscopes, tactile sensors, force and torque sensors. Goal of the project is to give the iCub humanoid robot (www.icub.org) the visual competencies required to interpret and walk in the environment, tracking and avoiding obstacles. Possible scenarios are: 1) gaze and keep fixation on objects of interest during walking 2) walk to reach a visually identified object by avoiding obstacles 3) identify the type of terrain and obstacles on the floor and plan actions accordingly.

Candidate should have a strong background in Computer Vision and Robotics. The candidate should also have a background in computer programming fluent in C++ and be motivated to perform experiments on a real robot. 

The working language will be English. The position is available immediately and will be funded by the FP7 EU grant Koroibot ICT 2013.10 Cognitive Systems and Robotics (GA 611909). The duration of the contract is two years. An internationally competitive salary, dependent on experience, will be offered. Interested applicants should submit a CV and a list of publications. Please send your application to the following email address: jobpost.koroibot at icub.iit.it possibly with 2 reference letters.

The official call is available here: http://www.iit.it/en/openings/research-departments/icub-facility-openings/2129-post-doc-position-in-icub-facility-department.html

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The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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Lorenzo Natale, PhD
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