[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Post doc - Grasping Control with Multifingered Grippers Equipped with Tactile Sensors

Gianluca Palli gianluca.palli at unibo.it
Thu Oct 26 00:20:11 PDT 2017

*Post Doc*position in *Grasping Control with Multifingered Grippers 
Equipped with Tactile Sensors*

at the*University of Bologna, *Laboratory of Automation and Robotics.

**Deadline*for applications: Nov 9th, 2017


The activity is related to the development of grasping and manipulation 
strategies for deformable objects and manufacturing activities using 
industrial grippers equipped with tactile sensors.
In particular, an automatic switchgear wiring system based on an 
industrial manipulator will be studied. This research activity is 
motivated by the fact that this activity is nowadays completely executed 
by humans, because of the deformability of the objects, the crowded 
space and the number of obstacles, with frequent collisions between 
manipulated objects and the need of moving the already connected 
electric wires to connect the new ones. The objective of this activity 
is to implement the automatized wiring of not-too-complex switchgears 
with the same performance, in terms of execution time, obtained by humans.


We are looking for a scientist with the following competences/skills:

- Sound background and working experience in 
mechatronics/robotics/control system design;
- Proficiency in computer-aided design, enabling device 
- Strong competencies in programming (C/C++, ROS), in particular in the 
control of robotic manipulators/devices;
- Competencies in numerical modeling and simulation (MATLAB) of rigid 
and deformable systems.
All the above competences/skills are highly desirable but not all are 
strictly mandatory. Strong organizational skills, creativity, motivation 
and communication skills (oral and written) are highly required.

The prospective candidate has a Ph.D. in Mechatronics, Automation 
Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science or related fields.

*Info and application*





gianluca.palli at unibo.it

Gianluca Palli, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Bologna
DEI - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering
CIRI - Advanced Applications in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Technology
LAR - Laboratory of Automation and Robotics
Viale Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna - Italy

tel: (+39) 051 20 93186
      (+39) 051 20 93069 (LAB)
fax: (+39) 051 20 93073

Skype: gianluca_1977
mailto:gianluca.palli at unibo.it  

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