[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral position in Robust Planning for Structurally Compliant Robots - Rutgers University

Kostas Bekris kostas.bekris at cs.rutgers.edu
Wed Nov 4 15:38:15 PST 2015

Postdoctoral Position Available in Robust Planning for Structurally 
Compliant Robots

PRACSYS Lab - http://www.pracsyslab.org/
Computer Science, Rutgers University

A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the PRACSYS lab at 
Rutgers University in the area of robust planning for structurally 
compliant robots. The researcher will conduct research in collaboration 
with Dr. Kostas Bekris and his graduate students as well as Vytas 
SunSpiral and other robotics researchers at the Intelligent Robotics 
Group of NASA Ames. The candidate will be able to apply her/his research 
on exciting robotic platforms.

This position is immediately available with funding guaranteed for one 
year, with the possibility of renewing for one more year. Salary is 


The candidate should be knowledgeable in at least one related research 
area. Relevant background may include non-linear robot control, 
generation of motion primitives, algorithmic/feedback motion planning, 
trajectory optimization, contact/compliance modeling, planning under 
uncertainty, machine/reinforcement learning.

A PhD degree in a related field (e.g., computer science, mechanical 
engineering, electrical engineering, etc.) is expected by the time the 
candidate joins Rutgers University.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated a track record of 
high-quality academic publications and scholarly engagement with the 
robotics community. Contributions to open-source software projects or 
hands-on experience with hardware platforms will be viewed favorably. 
Ideal candidates will also have strong communication and leadership 
skills, as well as an interest in robotics education.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, three references to be 
contacted and a 1-page statement summarizing your relevant achievements, 
interests and future plans at: http://apply.interfolio.com/32802

Application Deadline: December 11, 2015

  Kostas Bekris

Kostas Bekris, Assistant Professor
Computer Science, Rutgers University

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