[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] RoDyMan Motion Planning: Post-Doc position @ PRISMA Lab in Naples, Italy

Bruno Siciliano siciliano at unina.it
Mon Apr 25 08:50:47 PDT 2016

The PRISMA Lab at the University of Naples Federico II is seeking to 
recruit one junior/senior postdoctoral research fellow that will have a 
key research role in the following area: Motion planning for robotic 
non-prehensile manipulation of deformable objects.

The successful candidate will conduct their research at the PRISMA Lab 
on the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (AdG) project on 
the theme of “RObotic DYnamic MAnipulation”. The ERC AdGs are the most 
prestigious grants awarded at the European level. The goal of RoDyMan 
project (www.rodyman.eu) is the derivation of a unified framework for 
non-prehensile manipulation, where the mobile nature of the robotic 
system and the manipulation of non-rigid or deformable objects are 
explicitly taken into account.

We are looking for highly-motivated young scientists with a background 
and PhD in motion planning, automatic control and/or robotics, 
preferably with at least two years of experience abroad, and 
well-established skills in one or more of these respective areas:

   - Motion planning for robotic manipulation of deformable objects

   - Robot motion planning in constrained environments

   - Robotic manipulation

Strong competencies in C/C++ programming and MATLAB are essential. The 
ideal candidate should have practical experience in robotic labs.

Qualified potential applicants holding a PhD degree should provide the 
following material:

      1) Cover letter briefly describing their background and career plans

      2) CV

      3) Link to their research web-site

      4) List of publications

      5) Date of availability

      6) Names and contact information of at least two references

All documents should be submitted via email as a single compressed/pdf 
file to Prof. Bruno Siciliano siciliano at unina.it with the subject: 
POSTDOC CANDIDATE (RoDyMan Motion Planning).

About PRISMA Lab

University of Naples Federico II is the third oldest university in Italy 
and the oldest public university in Europe. The School of Engineering, 
with a population of 11,000 students, is the oldest in Italy and 
recently celebrated its second centennial since the foundation by King 
Gioacchino Murat in 1811. The PRISMA team operates in the Department of 
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, where since almost 30 
years is conducting research in robotics. Current interests include 
force control, visual servoing, dual-arm/hand manipulation, human-robot 
interaction, service robotics, and aerial robotics. The team has gained 
world-wide recognition and is currently engaged in six projects 
supported by the European Community. See www.prisma.unina.it for further 

About Naples

Naples is the third largest city in Italy, and is the capital of the 
Campania region. World-known for its rich history, art, culture, 
architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples is a lively, exciting and 
bustling city situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous gulf, and is 
surrounded by attractive tourist and archaeological sites such as Capri, 
Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius. See 
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Naples&d=CwID-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=UTpSiVOZMhCKK_Diiuy8HoABQGoYIeunmeKuQBBVZUM&s=ZL7pl9w3tf0TABbJMDZhe9-xGoWqf5w45cy8rtX_ME0&e=  for further information.

Salary and Duration

The position is full time and will be paid according to the current 
Italian scheme. Salary will be determined depending on the level of 
experience and research seniority of the individual candidate.

The position is available immediately and will remain open until a 
strongly qualified candidate is selected.

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