[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Post Doc position at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) on Robotic Soft Manipulation Control and Mechatronics Development - Deadline November 17

Domenico Prattichizzo domenico.prattichizzo at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 09:26:17 PST 2016

Dear Researchers

The *Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)* is seeking to appoint *full-time
post-docs* who will have a key research role in the area of ****soft
manipulation control* and *mechatronics development of compliant hand

**** Please apply by November 17th, 2016. ****

The selected applicants for these positions will join an interdisciplinary
research group and have the opportunity to pursue research within the H2020
SOMA project (“Soft Manipulation”) carried out in collaboration with other
leading Universities and research Institutes in Europe.

 Research will focus on the

* manipulation of partially unknown objects using soft end-effectors

* development and control of highly adaptable compliant and robust robotic
hands and end-effectors,

* integrating novel soft robotics design solutions, and compliant actuation
principles and technologies.

We are looking for highly motivated scientists with a background and PhD in
Robotics, Control Theory, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and a
well-established publications record in one or more of the following areas:

-        Software development (C++, ROS)

-        Control or robots

-        Force/Impedance control

-        Robotic manipulation and grasping

-        Grasp planning, re-planning and optimization for powerful and/or
dexterous manipulation

-        Compliant actuation, tendon transmissions and under actuation

-        Design of robotic hands/fingers or other type of robotic
end-effectors and grippers with customized actuation

-        Compliant actuation, tendon transmissions and under actuation

International applications are encouraged. The successful candidates will
be offered a for two-year contract with a highly competitive salary which
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For further information please contact: Domenico Prattichizzo (
domenico.prattichizzo at iit.it) and Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
), Arash Ajoudani (arash.ajoudani at iit.it),

Interested applicants should submit their CV in electronic form outlining
experience and qualifications, a complete list of publications and a list
of the three most relevant publications, a statement of research interests
and plans, and 2 reference letters to Domenico Prattichizzo, Nikos
Tsagarakis and Arash Ajoudani (applications at iit.it) quoting “SOMA PostDoc
CB: 71444 – 71445” in the email header.

 Please apply by November 17th, 2016.



Domenico Prattichizzo
Professor of Robotics, University of Siena
Senior Scientist, IIT Genova
IEEE Fellow
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