[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] postDoc position at the Italian Institute of Technology

Francesco Nori Francesco.Nori at iit.it
Wed Oct 12 08:34:57 PDT 2016

Dear colleagues,
the Dynamic Interaction Control group at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) is
looking for a PostDoc in robotics with focus on the topics of sensor fusion, dynamics
and state estimation.

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and will have the opportunity to
pursue research within “An.Dy - Advancing Anticipatory Behaviors in Dyadic Human-Robot
Collaboration”, a European project carried out in partnership with other universities,
research institutes and companies in Europe. The selected candidate will have the
chance to supervise Master and PhD students with a significant degree of autonomy but in
coordination with the high-level goals of the Dynamic Interaction Control group. All theoretical
achievements will be validated and implemented in one of the following
domains: whole-body multi-contact robot control, physical human robot interaction and
wearable technologies for human tracking and monitoring.

The Dynamic Interaction Control laboratory, led by Dr. Francesco Nori, combines theoretical
investigations with real-time practical implementation on real hardware and embedded
electronics. The research activity leverages a unique background available at the iCub facility.
Technological background: whole-body distributed tactile sensors, tactile foot soles and whole-body
distributed accelerometers and gyroscopes. Software background: humanoid contact force and
joint torques estimation based on whole-body distributed heterogeneous sensors (tactile
sensors, force/torque sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes). Scientific background:
inverse dynamic control of whole-body posture and physical interaction, real-time dynamics
estimation with whole-body distributed sensing, tactile technologies for whole-body dynamics
computations. Video collection: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_mgiMTQ&d=DQIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=CecL4P2MmovXoITDEMr_82zMKJwha7Uu6jLi92CJCgs&s=JOMjkRwSOsFT6Hbheyy3Ih4EsGlr3ueXYjHCwZEfS_c&e= .

Desired qualifications:

- PhD degree in robotics, engineering, physics or mathematics;
- Outstanding technical and theoretical skills;
- Experience in estimation, filtering and sensor fusion;
- Creative, proactive and collaborative attitude;
- English language skills (written and oral).

Application procedure available here: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__goo.gl_G03HRt&d=DQIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=CecL4P2MmovXoITDEMr_82zMKJwha7Uu6jLi92CJCgs&s=2vHjxy7-oKMRFo88jrJiqliP1xjM8-xmwFPMTqD0s7M&e= 

Francesco Nori                   Tenure Track Researcher
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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia            iCub Facility
Via Morego, 30                       16163 Genova, Italy
Phone: (+39) 010 71 781 420       Fax: +39 010 71 70 817

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