[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] post-doctoral position perception and machine learning for manipulation

Lorenzo Natale Lorenzo.Natale at iit.it
Tue Apr 17 13:19:52 PDT 2018

The Humanoid Sensing and Perception research line (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iit.it_research_lines_humanoid-2Dsensing-2Dand-2Dperception&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4q_TmhYOEVMsxEALO-5iAgtX5Z7Z4jDWrBL3-mCwTmI&s=UcmILnadimOZGCx1GOM0vh10EpmtnD0zKE9OiGFuF9s&e=) at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a post doc on perception and machine learning for manipulation.

The selected candidate will join the interdisciplinary team of the iCub project and will contribute to the implementation of perception and manipulation skills of humanoid robots.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher who will join our team to study machine-learning algorithms to advance the capabilities of humanoid robots to interact with the environment, grasping and manipulating objects.

The focus is on strategies that allow autonomous learning, and incremental machine learning techniques for dynamically adapting to novel situations. Topics include:

* Perception of affordances;
* Scene segmentation;
* Robot self-perception for visual control of manipulation;
* Data-driven approaches to object grasping.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. Robotics or Machine Learning) and the following skills:

* Proven experience working with real robotic systems;
* Knowledge of deep learning frameworks;
* Strong knowledge of programming languages, i.e. C/C++;
* Knowledge of robotic middleware like ROS and YARP.

The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.

The positon is available starting June 2018.

Please submit your application, including a detailed CV, a research statement, and the contact information of two references, e to applications at iit.it quoting exactly ""BC 75221 - JP11 - Post Doc on Perception and Machine Learning for manipulation" in the e-mail subject.

The text of the call and instructions for applicants are available online: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iit.it_careers_openings_opening_713-2Dpost-2Ddoc-2Dposition-2Don-2Dperception-2Dand-2Dmachine-2Dlearning-2Dfor-2Dmanipulation&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=4q_TmhYOEVMsxEALO-5iAgtX5Z7Z4jDWrBL3-mCwTmI&s=O1sS2fxCd107xCeJsNVVKs8Hy0WIHigUxQ8yGoENCq4&e= 

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Lorenzo Natale, PhD
lorenzo.natale at iit.it
via Morego, 30 16163 Genova
Ph: +39 010 71781946
Fax: +39 010 7170205

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