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

Nikolaos Tsagarakis nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
Fri Nov 13 08:40:49 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 motion planning and locomotion/balance control of emergent high performance robot prototypes which are under development within the European Commission funded projects  CENTAURO (https://www.centauro-project.eu/) and WALK-MAN (www.walk-man.eu). We are looking for highly motivated scientists with a background and PhD in Robotics, Mechanical or Control Engineering and a well established publication record in two or more of the following subjects:

Locomotion and trajectory generation for legged platforms
Balance stabilizers and push recovery strategies for legged robots
Body state estimators and perception data fusion
Whole body control and motion planning
Contact force optimization and whole body physical interaction

The selected applicants are expected to have proficiency in system dynamics and strong competences in robot control, C/C++ programming and MATLAB with a proven portfolio of experience in practical control projects and excellent hands-on practical skills.

The positions are open for immediate starting. Expected start date could be from 1st February 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, list of 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 15.12.2015.

Kind Regards,

Nikos Tsagarakis

N.G.Tsagarakis, Tenured Senior Scientist

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

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