[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc Openings in Wearable Haptics, Dept. of Advanced Robotics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Nikolaos Tsagarakis nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
Mon May 13 12:06:24 PDT 2013


Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab
Department of Advanced Robotics

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

The Department of Advanced Robotics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) an English-language research Institute placed in Genoa, Italy, is seeking to appoint a well-motivated full-time post-doc that will have a key research role on the area of mechatronics development and control of wearable haptic devices.

The selected applicant of this position will join an interdisciplinary research group and have the opportunity to pursue research within the WEARHAP (Wearable Haptics) European Commission project which is recently started in collaboration with a consortium of leading universities and research institutes in Europe.  The focus of the research will be on the development and control of novel highly ergonomic and portable wearable haptic systems integrating novel design solutions and actuation principles and technologies.  The developed systems will be employed to provide effective and stable interaction between humans and teleoperated robotic machines.

We are looking for a highly motivated young scientist with a background and PhD in Robotics or Mechanical Engineering and well established publication record in one or more of the following areas:

*    Cutaneous displays
*    Force reflecting devices
*    Exoskeleton or assistive robotic systems with customized sensing and actuation
*    Tactile/force sensing technologies
*    Haptic rendering and control

Proficiency in hardware design and mechanism analysis with a proven portfolio of practical designs, excellent hands-on practical skills and strong competences in robot kinematics/dynamics and physical system modelling are essential. Experience in haptic rendering and robot control is a plus.

The research will be conducted within the Department of Advanced Robotics.  International applications are encouraged.  The successful candidate will be offered a project collaboration contract (fixed term) for two years with a highly competitive salary which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Expected starting date could be from 1st September 2013. Applicants may also qualify for reduced tax benefits.

Application Procedure:
Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV outlining experience and qualifications, list of publications, a statement of research interests and plans, and the names of at least three referees to Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it<mailto:nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it>) quoting "WEARHAP PostDoc" in the email header.  For consideration, apply by 15.06.2013.

Kind Regards,

Nikos Tsagarakis

Senior Scientist
Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab

Dept of Advanced Robotics (ADVR)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Genova)
Via Morego 30,Genova 16163, Italy

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