[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doc Position in Telerobotics/Haptics/Physical Human-Robot Interactions

Gunter Niemeyer gunter.niemeyer at disneyresearch.com
Wed Sep 11 10:11:51 PDT 2013

Disney Research in Glendale/Los Angeles is expanding its activities in telerobotics, haptics, physical human-robot interactions, and other forms of supervised interactive robots.  We invite applicants for a post-doctoral research position, with terms up to 2 years.

The ideal candidate will have recently completed a Ph.D. thesis in a related field and demonstrated peer-reviewed publications.  Areas of interest include (though not limited to):

Telepresence and immersive systems
Supervisory and shared control architectures
Force sensing and force feedback (bilateral) architectures
Model-based controllers
Multi-model and augmented visual feedback
Physical user interface design 
Human intention detection  
Realtime performance capture
Physical human-robot interactions  
Simulating biological or natural interactions
Machine learning
Mechanical Design

Excellent written and spoken English communication skills are essential, as well as research-level programming skills in Matlab, C, or appropriate language.  Activities will develop basic concepts and involve implementation on real, large D.O.F. hardware systems.

The Disney Research Labs provide a research foundation for the many business units within the Walt Disney Company.  These include Walt Disney Imagineering, Parks & Resorts, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Disney Interactive Media Group, ESPN, and Pixar Animation Studios.  Disney Research has sibling labs located in Pittsburgh, Boston, Los Angeles, and Zurich.

Full participation in the global research community is required through publication of results, collaboration with universities, and participation in professional service activities.  Candidates should have a strong record of achievement in applied research, excellent academic credentials, and an earned PhD in their area of specialization.

To apply, please send a CV in pdf format to careers at disneyresearch.com and use TELEROBOTICS in the subject line.

Günter Niemeyer
Senior Research Scientist
Disney Research

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