[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral position in UI / AR / VR at IIT, Italy

Nikhil Deshpande ni.a.deshpande at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 04:22:44 PDT 2017

Postdoc in User Interface / Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality development
at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

The Advanced Robotics Research Line at 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 user interfaces for haptic teleoperation of complex robotic
systems using augmented and/or virtual reality systems.

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 J32F17000950005.

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

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

Best regards,

~ Nikhil Deshpande



Advanced Robotics

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

Via Morego 30, Genova, 16163, Italia

Ph: (+39) 010 71781 805

Fax: (+39) 010 71781 232


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