[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] PostDoc Openings at Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab, Department of Advanced Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology

Nikolaos Tsagarakis nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it
Tue Oct 18 23:34:49 PDT 2016

 PostDoc Openings in Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab
Department of Advanced Robotics
Italian Institute of Technology

The Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab of the Department of Advanced Robotics (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.iit.it_en_advanced-2Drobotics_&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=plgPOltDCrhQFHIE9jfp-manAP57S8c3o516KsDAZp4&s=iippe-6t2bvUGBu9PQzUY_00GeP42vMstYlaiiX8EIA&e= ) at the Italian Institute of Technology IIT is seeking to appoint two international well motivated full-time junior/senior postdoctoral research fellows that will have a key research role on the control of legged robot platforms developed within the EU projects WALK-MAN (www.walk-man.eu) and CENTAURO (www.centauro-project.eu/).   We are looking for highly motivated, outstanding young scientists with a background and PhD in Mechanical/Control Engineering and an excellent, well established publication record in one of the two following areas:

1)  Teleoperation control
With a PhD and previous work in one or more of the following topics:

*         Master/Slave teleoperation control

*         Control of force reflecting masters or assistive robotic systems with customized sensing and actuation

*         Development of customized tactile/force sensing, feedback systems or motion tracking devices

*         Human motion tracking and body state estimation

*         Impedance Control

*         Haptic rendering
Proficiency in robot control, teleoperation and haptic sensing/feedback systems with a proven portfolio of practical projects accompanied by strong programming or mechanical design skills, excellent hands-on practical competences and strong background on robot kinematics/dynamics and physical system modelling are essential.
The full details of this position requirements as well as instructions on how to apply can be found in the following link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iit.it_careers_openings_opening_260-2DPost-2DDoc-2520Opening-2520in-2520Humanoid-2520Technologies-2D-2520Humanoid-2520and-2520Human-2520Centred-2520Mechatronics-2520Lab-2520&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=plgPOltDCrhQFHIE9jfp-manAP57S8c3o516KsDAZp4&s=odr_uCrxdFCHVwB7uD64dbW-l33NhVKD5yObOvCNYwU&e= 

2)  Control of legged robots
With a PhD and previous work in one or more of the following topics:

*         Gait generation for quadrupeds.

*         Dynamic locomotion and balance control for legged robots

*         Control and state estimation of floating base systems with multiple contacts

*         Numerical optimization methods

*         QP-based dynamic controllers

*         Linear and non-linear MPC

*         Optimal redundancy resolution

*         Hierarchical control schemes
Proficiency in robot control with a proven portfolio of practical demonstrations, excellent hands-on practical skills and/or strong competences in legged robot control are essential.

The full details of this position requirements as well as instructions on how to apply can be found in the following link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iit.it_careers_openings_opening_262-2DPost-2DDoc-2520Opening-2520in-2520Humanoid-2520Technologies-2D-2520Humanoid-2520and-2520Human-2DCentred-2520Mechatronics-2520Lab-2520&d=DQIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=plgPOltDCrhQFHIE9jfp-manAP57S8c3o516KsDAZp4&s=RIlF79MWPtL5ISr9T_sAABwWLMto4hFHJIW6huXwXBI&e= 

Both positions are open for immediate starting. Expected start date could be from the 1st of February 2017. The successful candidates will be offered a contract of two years with a highly competitive salary which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posts will offer possible future career options on successful completion.  International applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support for visa issues.

Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV outlining experience and qualifications, three relevant publications, a statement of research interests and plans, and the names of at least three referees to Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis at iit.it).
For consideration, apply by 13.11.2016.

Kind Regards,

Nikos Tsagarakis


Nikos Tsagarakis, Tenured Senior Scientist

Head of Humanoids and Human Centred Mechatronics Lab

Dept. of Advanced Robotics (ADVR)

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Genova)

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