[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] EPFL, Biorobotics lab: Postdoc position in the compliant control of humanoid robots for walking and carrying objects

Auke Ijspeert auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch
Tue Dec 22 04:29:23 PST 2015


Postdoc position in the compliant control of humanoid robots for walking 
and carrying objects

http://biorob.epfl.ch/openings

The Biorobotics laboratory (Biorob, <http://biorob.epfl.ch/>) at EPFL 
(Lausanne, Switzerland) has one open postdoc position in the control of 
humanoid robots to participate in multi-agent (robot-human, and 
robot-robot) collaborative object carrying while walking.  The position 
also involves performing human-human object carrying experiments to 
obtain key insights on how humans coordinate object carrying.

The position is part of the CogIMon <http://cogimon.eu/> project (a 
project funded by the European Commission in the H2020 framework),  and 
involves developing full-body compliant controllers for humanoid/arm 
robots for physical and multi-agent interaction, in collaboration with 
groups at  University of Bielefeld, IIT, Imperial College London, Santa 
Lucia Foundation, University of Tubingen, University of Birmingham, and 
LASA from EPFL.

EPFL is one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Europe and offers 
internationally competitive salaries and research infrastructure.


Requirements:

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong publication record in the 
control of walking in humanoid robots with experience in working with 
real hardware.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience with (a subset of):
- control of real hardware (COMAN humanoid robot is used in this project)
- dynamic locomotion and balance control
- whole-body humanoid control
- human-robot interaction
- force control and handling of multiple contacts
- process synchronization
- constraint optimization
Good communication and management skills are a plus. Fluency in oral and 
written English is required.


How to apply for the Postdoc position:

The application should consists of a motivation letter (explaining why 
you are interested in the project, and why you feel qualified for it), a 
full CV, two or three relevant publications, and the email addresses of 
two referees. PDF files are preferred. The files should be sent to 
auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch <mailto:auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch>.

Deadline and starting date:

The *starting date is flexible, ideally around March 2016*. Applications 
should be sent before *January 15 2016*, and will then be processed as 
they arrive until the position is closed.


Contact:

Information concerning the type of research carried out by the group can 
be found at http://biorob.epfl.ch/. You should send your application and 
any inquiry by email to: Prof. Auke Jan Ijspeert 
<http://biorob.epfl.ch/page38158.html>, auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch 
<mailto:auke.ijspeert at epfl.ch>

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Prof Auke Jan Ijspeert
Associate Professor

Biorobotics Laboratory
EPFL-STI-IBI-BIOROB
EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Station 14, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Office: INN 237     Tel: +41 21 693 2658,    Fax: +41 21 693 3705
www: http://biorob.epfl.ch           Email: Auke.Ijspeert at epfl.ch
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