[robotics-worldwide] Research Engineering / PhD position in walking robotics integration

Diego Torricelli diego.torricelli at csic.es
Tue Jan 22 04:02:53 PST 2013

We are seeking a highly motivated engineer to perform research and development activities within the three-year EU project H2R “Integrative approach for the emergence of human-like robotic locomotion”, starting on Feb 1, 2013.

The H2R project aims to build a human-like bipedal robot that includes that most relevant biomechanical, control and cognitive mechanisms found in humans. This process will result in enhanced robotic posture and locomotion in unstructured environment. For more information about the project, please visit the website www.h2rproject.eu.


The main tasks of this position will be:

- To integrate the control and mechanical systems developed throughout the project

- To develop a new robotic biped as a result of this process of integration

- To validate the biped in different scenarios through real and simulated experiments

The ideal candidate will have an engineering degree (Electronics, Electrics, Automation or related) and demonstrate practical “hands-on” experience in at least one of the following areas:

- Robotics/Automation (mechanical fabrication, control system development, system integration, real-time operating systems)

- Telecommunications (CAM, UDP, TCP/IP, Ethernet, Wireless)

- Electronics (circuit-board manufacturing and debugging)

it is also required excellent programming skills in C/C++/Matlab, ability to work in small teams and fluent English.

The successful candidate will perform most of his/her research activity at the Bioengineering Group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain, and will be also involved in dynamic and frequent collaborations with other European partners located in Germany and Belgium. He/she will be offered a fixed term contract for the duration of the Project H2R, which is due to the end of January 2016. Expected starting date is April 1, 2013. The successfull candidate will be also given the possibility to start a PhD studentship.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr Diego Torricelli (diego.torricelli at csic.es) and Prof. Jose Luis Pons (jose.pons at csic.es) sending your CV, graduate transcripts, letters of reference (preferred) or contact info of references, and a cover letter with a brief description of your motivation and qualifications.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Best Regards

Diego Torricelli, PhD
GBIO - Bioengineering Group
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Madrid, Spain

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