[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] EPFL: Postdoc position in the design and control of amphibious salamander-like robots

Auke Ijspeert auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch
Sun Dec 15 01:51:00 PST 2013


Postdoc position in the design and control of amphibious salamander-like 
robots

The Biorobotics laboratory (Biorob, http://biorob.epfl.ch/) at EPFL 
(Lausanne, Switzerland) has one open position in the design and control 
of amphibious salamander-like robots for search-and-rescue missions, 
starting as soon as possible. The objectives of the project will be: (1) 
to design and build the next generation of our salamander-like robots to 
make a robot suitable for outdoors locomotion and search-and-rescue 
missions, (2) to sensorize the robot for outdoor perception, and (3) to 
design locomotion controllers that can tackle unstructured terrains. The 
project will extend our previous salamander-like robots Salamandra 
robotica and Pleurobot, see http://biorob.epfl.ch/salamandra and 
http://biorob.epfl.ch/pleurobot.

EPFL is one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Europe and offers 
internationally competitive salaries and research infrastructure.

Requirements:

Candidates should have a PhD and a strong publication record in fields 
related to biorobotics, field robotics, or search-and-rescue robotics. 
The ideal candidate should have a strong expertise in robot design (in 
particular for outdoor use), with additional expertise in control and 
experimentation.

How to apply for the Postdoc position:

The  application should consists of a motivation letter (explaining why 
you are interested in the project, and why you feel qualified for it), a 
full CV, two or three relevant publications, and the email addresses of 
two referees. PDF files are preferred. The files should be sent to 
auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch.

Deadline and starting date:

The starting date is as soon as possible.  Applications will be 
processed as they arrive until the position is closed.

Contact:

Information concerning the type of research carried out by the group can 
be found at http://biorob.epfl.ch/. You should send your application and 
any inquiry by email to:

Prof. Auke Jan Ijspeert, auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch
EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
EPFL STI IBI BIOROB
INN 237, Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
WWW: http://biorob.epfl.ch/

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Prof Auke Jan Ijspeert
Associate Professor

Biorobotics Laboratory
EPFL-STI-IBI-BIOROB
EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Station 14, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Office: INN 237     Tel: +41 21 693 2658,    Fax: +41 21 693 3705
www: http://biorob.epfl.ch           Email: Auke.Ijspeert at epfl.ch
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