[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Research engineer position opened at ISIR/UPMC (Paris, France)

Vincent Padois vincent.padois at upmc.fr
Wed Dec 17 09:21:18 PST 2014

A research engineer position is available at the Institut des Systèmes
Intelligents et de Robotique (http://www.isir.upmc.fr), Université Pierre
et Marie Curie, Paris, France.

The successful candidate will be involved in a research group working on the
task-oriented automatic design, the modeling and the control of redundant
and complex systems such as humanoid robots as well as standard
manipulators evolving under constraints in complex environments. Current
on-going projects are CoDyCo  (http://www.codyco.eu) and Romeo2 (
http://projetromeo.com/). Moreover this work is performed within the
framework of a long term research project funded by RTE, the French
electricity transport network operator, where co-manipulation and workspace
sharing between Humans and robots is at stake.

All these projects rely on experimental platforms (iCub and KUKA LWR) as
well as dynamic simulation tools.

As a consequence, we are seeking strong candidates interested in software
developments for the dynamic simulation and model-based control of these
types of robotic systems. Applicants should preferably have a PhD degree in
one of the closely related areas as well as strong background and
experiences in software architectures and middleware for Robotics. More
specifically, the successful candidate should have significant experience
regarding some or all of the following topics:
- Dynamic simulations tools such as XDE and/or Gazebo;
- Programming in C, C++, Python,...;
- Middlewares for Robots : Orocos and/or YARP and/or ROS;
- Optimization frameworks and tools : Roboptim, Gurobi, IPOpt,...;
- Configuration tools : cmake, pkgconfig
- Software versioning : svn and git;
- Linux Software Environment (Ubuntu).

The position is fully funded for 1+1 years. We expect the main duty of this
position to be not only development and robot integration activities but
also management of ongoing projects and student supervision. In particular,
the successful candidate will work in synergy with people in the lab
(researchers, postdocs, PhD students, interns) involved in these projects.

The successful candidate is expected to be a team player, autonomous,
proactive, creative, enthusiastic, organized, serious and rigorous (this
list is not exhaustive).

To apply, please send an email to Vincent Padois (vincent.padois at upmc.fr)
with your cv including references, a brief introduction of your research
background and career plans. The appointment is expected to start in the
first quarter of 2015.

Vincent Padois

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