[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc in Robot Manipulation at Northeastern University

Rob Platt robplatt at buffalo.edu
Mon Jun 3 19:43:02 PDT 2013

The Robotics Laboratory at Northeastern University has an opening for a 
Postdoc in robot manipulation and active perception to start in 
September 2013. The postdoc will have a leadership role in our lab and 
will have the opportunity to develop and test his/her own 
ideas/algorithms on robot platforms such as the Rethink Robotics Baxter 
robot or the Barrett Technologies WAM and hand. There are several 
on-going projects that the successful candidate may choose to become 
involved with including: tactile sensing for flexible materials 
handling, active range sensing in grasping, and neuro-inspired manipulation.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong academic track record in 
robot manipulation: either in planning, control, or perception. The 
ideal candidate will be familiar with ROS and have good programming 
skills. The candidate must also have good mathematical and analytical 
skills and be able to speak English well.

The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of 
extension based on satisfactory performance. The position will be based 
at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. All applicants must have a PhD 
in a relevant field. This position is open to applicants of all 

To apply, please email Robert Platt (robplatt at buffalo.edu) with the 
subject line "PostDoc Application". Please include in your email: 1) a 
brief description of your current position, your PhD topic or recent 
research, and the date on which you could start a new job; 2) the URL of 
your homepage; 3) your Google Scholar search URL.

Robert Platt
Assistant Professor
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University
440 Huntington Avenue
202 West Village H
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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