[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Position for developing an haptic platform for teaching (Urgent)

Gabriel Baud-Bovy Gabriel.Baud-bovy at iit.it
Sun Dec 11 10:04:59 PST 2016

Dear List,

I am searching for a haptics postdoc; I would greatly appreciate it
you can pass this job position. T

Thank you,

Gabriel Baud-Bovy

*Post-Doctoral Position for developing an haptic platform for teaching 

The Brain and Cognitive Science (RBCS) Research Line 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iit.it_research_lines_rbcs&d=DgIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=IbiwosFLgHgYILBbRxDLr3QGKQJaYfT1Tt5ZIag9IuU&s=hGJ4PLmTbO1oZYdAeJdo4FaS6U6JlwFWY7Yu_Kg3f28&e= ) is looking
for a post-doctoral researcher with a strong interest in new learning 
technologies for elementary school

The Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Science Research Line is seeking to 
appoint an international full-time
post-doc on the topic of developing a multi-modal research platform to 
investigate how haptic and force
feedback can be used to teach basic mathematical and geometrical notions 
to children in elementary school
(e.g. learn about simple geometric shapes, to count, etc.).

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and have the 
opportunity to pursue research
within “weDRAW – Exploiting the best sensory modality for learning 
arithmetic and geometrical concepts
based on multisensory interactive Information and Communication 
Technologies and serious games” project
carried out in partnership with other universities, research institutes 
and companies in Europe. The weDRAW
project is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme with Grant 
Agreement 732391.

The successful candidate will focus his research to the contribution of 
a haptic modality and in particular
force feedback device to this project. He or she will develop software 
to control commercial haptic devices
using existing libraries, participate to experiments with users, analyze 
data and write papers. The candidate
will also participate to the development of a new cable-driven haptic 
device . He or she will participate to
all weDraw events and contribute to the periodical project reports as well.

The candidate might have a background in Computer Science, Education 
Technologies, Haptics, Robotics,
Human-Computer Interface or similar field. The candidate is required to 
have programming skills and an
interest in the application and use of force-feedback devices. The 
activities will be performed in a fully
equipped laboratory within the Dynamic Touch & Interaction Lab of the 
Robotics Brain and Cognitive
Sciences unit (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iit.it_research_lines_rbcs&d=DgIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=IbiwosFLgHgYILBbRxDLr3QGKQJaYfT1Tt5ZIag9IuU&s=hGJ4PLmTbO1oZYdAeJdo4FaS6U6JlwFWY7Yu_Kg3f28&e= ) in Genova, Italy. 
The unit is endowed with
top-notch equipment to study behavior (motion capture systems, 
commercial and custom haptic
devices, eye tracking systems, EMGs) and brain processes (TMS, EEG) and 
the research is supported
by experienced mechanical and electronic engineers and facilities.

An internationally competitive salary will be offered according to the 
candidate’s experience.
Expected start date could be February 2017. To apply:


For more information please contact: gabriel.baud-bovy at iit.it.

Gabriel Baud-Bovy               web:www.iit.it/people/gabriel-baud-bovy
Italian Institute of Technology          email:gabriel.baud-bovy at iit.it
Central office: via Morego 30, 16163 Genova     tel.: (+39) 010 8172 202
Erzelli office: via Melen 73, 16152 Genova    mobile: (+39) 348 172 4045

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