[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Two Postdoctoral Fellow Positions at Northeastern University

Padir, Taskin t.padir at northeastern.edu
Tue Oct 4 14:05:51 PDT 2016

The Robotics and Intelligent Vehicles Research Laboratory (RIVeR Lab) at Northeastern University is accepting applications for two postdoctoral researchers. The research topics are:

1.  Cooperative control of humanoid robots for remote operations in nuclear environments: In this DOE-EM NRI project,  we will design and validate a human-supervised control framework for the risk averse and intuitive operation of NASA’s humanoid robot Valkyrie to perform dexterous manipulation tasks inside gloveboxes in nuclear facilities.

2. Sensing and perception for human-supervised autonomous robots. This project is aimed at developing visual and/or tactile sensing and perception capabilities for autonomous robots including humanoids, and biomimetic underwater vehicles.

Both positions require a PhD in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or a related field. Initial appointment will be for 1 year with possible extension up to 3 years.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, statement of research, and names of three references to t.padir at northeastern.edu<mailto:t.padir at northeastern.edu>. The positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. The expected start date is December 1, 2016 or as soon as possible.

Northeastern University has a thriving urban campus located in Boston's medical, cultural, and higher education communities. College of Engineering and College of Computer and Information Science support a dynamic, cross-disciplinary robotics program. These positions will provide excellent professional growth opportunities to our fellows within the vibrant robotics research and innovation ecosystem in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The successful candidates will have access to cutting edge robots and facilities including NASA R5 Valkyrie humanoid robot, a state-of-the-art system for advancing robot control, perception, and manipulation for both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial operations: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__spectrum.ieee.org_automaton_robotics_humanoids_nasa-2Dawards-2Dr5-2Dvalkyrie-2Drobots-2Dto-2Dmit-2Dand-2Dnortheastern&d=DQIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=9EWQejdDBsKxMeAaA6D5oVYx9oU2veck7QhN-S0UXDY&s=PVyy9jHZ8jZU3OT5WwzpQd83pYl1gXXkw2LcgQa7uME&e= 

For questions and more information on the positions, please contact me at t.padir at northeastern.edu<mailto:t.padir at northeastern.edu>.

 - Taskin

  Taskin Padir
  Associate Professor
  Electrical and Computer Engineering
  Northeastern University
  Ph: 617.373.8114
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