[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Fellow Positions at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Metin Sitti sitti at is.mpg.de
Wed Jul 9 03:52:31 PDT 2014

The Max Planck Society is establishing a major new research direction in “Intelligent Systems” to understand the organizing principles of autonomous systems by combining theory, computation, robotics, material science, and biology. I am seeking multiple highly qualified post-doctoral fellows in my new Physical Intelligence Department. This department aims to understand the principles of design, actuation, perception, learning, and control of single and large number of small-scale robots made of smart and soft materials for medical and biological applications.
Candidates should have completed their PhD study with a very strong research and journal publication record, and English written and oral communication skills. Research experience on mobile micro-robotics, medical miniature robots, bio-hybrid robots, soft robotics, bio-inspired miniature robots, bioengineering, biophysics, smart materials, SLAM for miniature mobile robots, collective or swarm systems, and programmable self-assembly is preferred while the candidates with exceptional research and communication skills in all fields related to small-scale physical intelligence systems would be considered.
Positions open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by August 15. Candidates should send their cover letter, CV with contact information of three references, web link to their PhD thesis file, and most significant three journal publication PDF files via e-mail to sitti at is.mpg.de.

Metin Sitti
Director, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Address: Heisenbergstr. 3, Room: 4P7, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany

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