[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PostDoctoral position - University of Twente

r.carloni at utwente.nl r.carloni at utwente.nl
Tue Dec 8 10:26:23 PST 2015

PostDoctoral position at the Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory, University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Research Project
Variable stiffness actuators are the enabling technology for the design of a new generation of robotic systems featuring capabilities such as energy efficiency, robustness to external perturbations, adaptability to unknown events, and safety towards humans.

Within the FP7 European project SHERPA (http://www.sherpa-project.eu/), a seven degrees-of-freedom robotic arm has been developed that implements variable stiffness modules.

Control techniques would be developed to allow the robotic arm to interact with the environment, especially in relation to the deployment of small scale unmanned aerial vehicles, so to have a completely autonomous system that can support a human operator during search and rescue activities in a real-world hostile environment.

The research project will be conducted within the research facilities of the Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory (http://www.ce.utwente.nl/car) and of the CTIT Institute (https://www.utwente.nl/ctit/).

The successful applicant has a PhD degree on robotics, mechatronics, or other related topics, with demonstrated theoretical and practical abilities in the fields of modeling and control of complex dynamical sytems. Good knowledge of English is required.

We offer a full-time research position for 18 months. The salary will be in scale 10 or 11 (Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) and will depend on the applicant’s experience. In addition to this, we offer a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus, various sporting and cultural facilities at a reduced rate, medical insurance at a reduced rate.

Please send your application to Dr. Raffaella Carloni (email: r.carloni at utwente.nl<mailto:r.carloni at utwente.nl>) before January 31st, 2016. The application should contain: a cover/motivation letter, the curriculum vitae, and (at least) two recommendation letters.

Dr. Raffaella Carloni
University of Twente
The Netherlands

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