[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc in Legged Robots at IIT, Italy (deadline 31/Aug)

Claudio Semini claudio.semini at iit.it
Mon Aug 28 09:15:06 PDT 2017

Postdoc in Legged Robots at IIT, Genova

The Advanced Robotics Research Line and the Dynamic Legged Systems lab 
of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, an English-language research 
institute, is seeking a highly motivated, full-time post-doc, who will 
have a leading research role in the development of locomotion of a 
quadrupedal field robot. Info about the quadruped robot: www.iit.it/hyq

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and have the 
opportunity to pursue research within the project “Sistemi Cibernetici 
Collaborativi – Teleoperation” in collaboration with INAIL (“Istituto 
Nazionale per l'Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro” - 
National Institute for Insurance against Workplace Injuries) CUP 

The project will create the next-generation, collaborative master-slave 
teleoperation system for intuitive operation in hazard-prone industries, 
with the aim of reducing risks to workers’ health and safety. 
Specifically, the objectives of the project are: (1) integration of a 
new hydraulic quadruped field robot; (2) development of a novel 
dexterous robotic manipulator arm for grasping and manipulation of 
objects; (3) development and integration of a novel master hand 
exoskeleton device for haptic tele-manipulation; and (4) development of 
novel user interaction interfaces for intuitive teleoperation using 
augmented reality and virtual reality systems. The project will be 
developed within an inter-disciplinary group (robotics, engineering, and 
ergonomics), in close collaboration with end-users.

Further details about the position and the application procedure can be 
found at the below link. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2017.


In parallel we are looking for a number of excellent engineers (no PhD 
required), please visit:
The two engineer positions inside the Dynamic Legged Systems lab are: 
*Mechatronics Engineer (CB: 74177), ***Software Engineer (CB: 74176)*
Best regards,
Claudio Semini

Claudio Semini, PhD
Head of Dynamic Legged Systems Lab
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Advanced Robotics Department
Via Morego 30, 16163 Genoa, Italy
phone: +39 010 71781 912
email: claudio.semini at iit.it
web: www.semini.ch or

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