[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD openings: iCub whole-body motion control

Francesco Nori Francesco.Nori at iit.it
Wed Apr 22 07:32:26 PDT 2015

The Italian Institute of Technology is looking for talented Ph.D. candidates in the context of robotics.

Research will be conducted on the topic of compliant motion planning exploiting whole-body distributed tactile and force/torque sensing. Experiments will be conducted on the iCub humanoid robot (www.icub.org<http://www.icub.org>). The research will leverage state-of-the-art technology in force, tactile and inertial sensing, thus making the iCub the ideal (if not unique) platform to robustly perform whole-body contact tasks in autonomous, unstructured and hard-to-predict contexts.

The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is an English-language working environment based in Genoa, Italy, with state-of-the-art laboratories and worldwide collaboration in the field of robotics, machine learning, neuroscience, cognitive systems, and nanotechnology.

Research on whole-body compliant motion planning will be conducted under the supervision of Francesco Nori, researcher at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in the Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department. Collaborations with the groups of Giorgio Metta (iCub facility) and Nikos Tsagarkis (Advanced Robotics Department) are already in place and the winning candidate will therefore have the chance to work also with these groups. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in mechanics, control theory and/or computer science. Special salary conditions are foreseen for candidates with an exceptional CV (if eligible according to the criteria of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions).




Francesco Nori   Robotics Brain Cognitive Science Department
Cognitive Humanoids Lab      Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Via Morego, 30                           16163 Genova, Italy
http://people.liralab.it/iron/         francesco.nori at iit.it<mailto:francesco.nori at iit.it>
Phone: (+39) 010 71 781 420           Fax: +39 010 71 70 817

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