[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PostDoc Opening in EU Project CENTAURO - Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab, Department of Advanced Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology

Nikolaos Tsagarakis nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
Mon Dec 28 04:47:50 PST 2015

 PostDoc Openings in Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab
Department of Advanced Robotics
Italian Institute of Technology

The Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab at the Department of Advanced Robotics (http://www.iit.it/en/advanced-robotics/) at the Italian Institute of Technology IIT (an English language Institute) placed in Genoa, is seeking to appoint international full-time junior/senior postdoctoral research fellows that will have a key research role on the areas of gait generation and locomotion control of emerging legged robot prototypes within the European Commission funded project  CENTAURO (https://www.centauro-project.eu/). We are looking for highly motivated young scientists with a background and PhD in Robotics, Mechanical or Control Engineering and a well established publication record in one or more of the following topics:

Gait generation for quadruped robots
Body state estimation and balance control for legged machines
Foot step generation and locomotion planning
Whole body control and mobile manipulation with legged platforms

The selected applicants are expected to have proficiency in legged locomotion control, C/C++ programming and MATLAB with a proven portfolio of applied experience in practical projects and excellent hands-on practical skills. The full details of the positions requirements as well as instructions on how to apply can be found in the following link:

The positions are open for immediate starting. Expected start date could be from the 1st of March 2016. The successful candidates will be offered a contract of two years with a highly competitive salary which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posts will offer possible future career options and advancement on successful completion.  International applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support for visa issues.

Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV outlining experience and qualifications, three relevant publications, a statement of research interests and plans, and the names of at least three referees to Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it).
For consideration, apply by 25.01.2016.

Kind Regards,

Nikos Tsagarakis


Dept of Advanced Robotics (ADVR)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Genova)
Via Morego 30, Genova 16163, Italy

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