[robotics-worldwide] EPFL: Open positions (PhD + postdoc) in the control of compliant humanoid robots and wearable exoskeletons

Auke Jan Ijspeert auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch
Tue Jun 4 08:21:29 PDT 2013


Dear Roboticists,

The Biorobotics laboratory (Biorob, http://biorob.epfl.ch/) at EPFL 
(Lausanne, Switzerland) anticipates to have four open positions in the 
*control of compliant humanoid robots (project A) *and*wearable 
exoskeletons (project B),* starting in *Fall 2013*. The goal of**project 
A is to design a locomotion control architecture for a compliant 
humanoid robot based on the concept of central pattern generators and 
motor primitives. The goal of project B is to develop neuromechanical 
models of human locomotion and to apply them to the control of wearable 
lower-limb exoskeletons. For each project, there is one *PhD 
studentship* and one *postdoc position*. The positions will be fully 
funded thanks to European grants, and the projects will be carried out 
together with several other labs in Europe. EPFL is one of the leading 
Institutes of Technology in Europe and offers internationally 
competitive salaries and research infrastructure.

Applications will be considered continuously until the positions are 
filled. The ideal starting dates are *September 1 for project A* 
and*October 1 for project B* (or as soon as possible after those dates). 
See http://biorob.epfl.ch/openings for instructions on how to apply. 
Thank you for forwarding this announcement to people you think might be 
interested.

Best regards

Auke Ijspeert

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