[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Ph.D. Positions available at IIT and University of Pisa

Antonio Bicchi antonio.bicchi at gmail.com
Thu May 14 08:03:00 PDT 2015

We are seeking strong candidates for several Ph.D. positions in "Human 
Centered and Rehab Robotics".

The successful candidates will work on the following research projects 
at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa
and Centro "E. Piaggio", University of Pisa:

i) H2020 *Walk-Man *(http://www.walk-man.eu/, 
http://www.theroboticschallenge.org/finalist/walk-man): Humanoid robots 
for rescue in disaster environments

ii) H2020 *SoMa* (http://softmanipulation.eu/): Embodied Intelligence in 
Manipulation with Soft Hands

iii) *SoftHand Pro* 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdnDD90ABlc): Design, Control, and 
Validation of a new generation of soft-robotics prosthetic hands

Desirable General Background (candidates /should have all/)
1) Fundamentals of robot kinematics and dynamics
2) Control systems analysis and design
3) Programming abilities in modern SW/MW environments

Desirable Specific Background (candidates /should have one /at least)
1) Advanced integrated mechatronic design
2) Nonlinear control and estimation: advanced methods and applications
3) Physical human-robot interaction (haptics, rehabilitation, prosthetics)

The Ph.D. position will start on November 1st, 2015. Earlier starts can 
be negotiated if needed.

Interested candidates should send an email to phd-robotics-info at unipi.it 
by May 31, 2015 with a CV and two reference contacts (best if the M.S. 
tutor and one external to the research group).

Antonio Bicchi				         	
Professor of Automatic Control and Robotics
IEEE Fellow

"Enrico Piaggio"  Research Center
University of Pisa				      	
via Diotisalvi, 2   			      	
56126 PISA -- ITALIA			      	
Phone:  +39--0502217060
Email:  bicchi at centropiaggio.unipi.it
Senior Researcher
Advanced Robotics Department
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
via Morego 30
16163 Genova -- Italia
Phone:  +39 010 71781 525
Email:  antonio.bicchi at iit.it

URL: 	www.centropiaggio.unipi.it/~bicchi
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