[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD openings: iCub whole-body motion control @ Dynamic Interaction Control laboratory

Francesco Nori Francesco.Nori at iit.it
Tue May 23 01:31:00 PDT 2017


The Italian Institute of Technology is looking for talented Ph.D. candidates in the context of robotics.

WHAT
Research will be conducted on the topic of compliant motion planning exploiting whole-body distributed tactile and force/torque sensing. Experiments will be conducted on the iCub humanoid robot (www.icub.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.icub.org&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MSLbdJJ48f5nw4tCKkmgzRuFzjObn0A3Bnxl2PxTIRw&s=uqa1D6t4v5GCzSI9-YH5CDDwb7hwz236QNidnsQGAUM&e= >). The research will leverage state-of-the-art technology in force, tactile and inertial sensing, thus making the iCub the ideal (if not unique) platform to robustly perform whole-body contact tasks in autonomous, unstructured and hard-to-predict contexts.

WHERE
The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is an English-language working environment based in Genoa, Italy, with state-of-the-art laboratories and worldwide collaboration in the field of robotics, machine learning, neuroscience, cognitive systems, and nanotechnology.

WHO
Research on whole-body compliant motion planning will be conducted under the supervision of Francesco Nori, researcher at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Daniele Pucci, post-doctoral fellow at the Dynamic Interaction Control laboratory. Collaborations with the groups of Giorgio Metta (iCub facility), Lorenzo Natale (iCub facility) and Nikos Tsagarkis (Advanced Robotics Department) are already in place and the winning candidate will therefore have the chance to work also with these groups. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in mechanics, control theory and/or computer science.

WHEN:
Deadline is June 13th, 2017 at 12.00 noon (Central European Time).

ON-LINE APPLICATION
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HOW-TO APPLY
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS
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Francesco Nori                   Tenure Track Researcher
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__iron76.github.io&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=MSLbdJJ48f5nw4tCKkmgzRuFzjObn0A3Bnxl2PxTIRw&s=rlET6ds7crxBjosCzVE-QkK1BOsg8WxNJf7EaIElUrE&e=             francesco.nori at iit.it<mailto:francesco.nori at iit.it>
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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