[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position available @ PRISMA Lab

Bruno Siciliano siciliano at unina.it
Sun Mar 11 17:49:35 PDT 2018

The PRISMA Lab at the University of Naples Federico II is seeking to 
recruit senior postdoctoral research fellows that will have a key 
research role in the following area: Visual Servoing and Automatic 
Control especially focused on Aerial and Mobile Robots. The successful 
candidates will conduct their research at the PRISMA Lab on the European 
Research project HYFLIERS on the following themes: autonomous landing of 
VToL vehicles on pipes in a refinery; autonomous navigation of pipes 
with hybrid drones with omnidirectional, articulated wheels; 
visual-force control of an hyper-redundant cable-driven robot arm.

HYFLIERS (HYbrid FLying-rollIng with-snakE-aRm robot for contact 
inspection - www.hyfliers.eu <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hyfliers.eu&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=IIYH8HiNPvfypvks0gXTmS0S3yIZ0alNE6gKQKnqI4I&s=9Q0-XLtrzuhgUq3poU-je0HVrLmXLBfY-rzRNB47vp8&e=>) is a research and 
innovation action of EU Horizon 2020 programme for advanced robot 
capabilities research and take-up, worth 3,9 million euro funding. 
HYFLIERS, running from 2018 to 2021, will develop the world's first 
industrial integrated robot with hybrid air and ground mobility with a 
long-reach hyper-redundant manipulator capable of reaching sites where 
no other robot can access, reducing the exposition of human inspectors 
to potentially dangerous working conditions. Targeting ultrasonic 
thickness measurements for oil and gas refineries and chemical plants, 
the results could be applied to many other robotic inspection technologies.

We are looking for highly-motivated young scientists with a background 
and PhD in automatic control and/or robotics, preferably with at least 
two years of experience abroad, and a well-established publication 
record among these respective areas:
   - Visual servoing
   - Modeling and control of UAV/mobile robots
   - Piecewise-smooth, hybrid and impacting dynamic systems
Strong competencies in C/C++/ROS programming and MATLAB are essential.
Qualified potential applicants holding a PhD degree should provide the 
following material:
      1) Cover letter briefly describing their background and career plans
      2) CV
      3) Link to their research web-site
      4) List of publications
      5) Date of availability
      6) Names and contact information of at least two references

All documents should be submitted via email as a single compressed/pdf 
file to Prof. Bruno Siciliano siciliano at unina.it 
<mailto:siciliano at unina.it>with the subject:

*About PRISMA Lab*
University of Naples Federico II is the third oldest university in Italy 
and the oldest public university in Europe. The School of Engineering, 
with a population of 11,000 students, is the oldest in Italy and 
recently celebrated its second centennial since the foundation by King 
Gioacchino Murat in 1811. The PRISMA team operates in the Department of 
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, where since almost 30 
years is conducting research in robotics. Current interests include 
force control, visual servoing, dual-arm/hand manipulation, human-robot 
interaction, aerial robotics and surgical robotics. The team has gained 
world-wide recognition and is currently engaged in six projects 
supported by the European Community. See www.prisma.unina.it 
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.prisma.unina.it&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=IIYH8HiNPvfypvks0gXTmS0S3yIZ0alNE6gKQKnqI4I&s=7UIleeksZDLHqRofICIrMO9JVB4fq1wruRjmN0PCanE&e=>for further information.

*About Naples**
***Naples is the third largest city in Italy, and is the capital of the 
Campania region. World-known for its rich history, art, culture, 
architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples is a lively, exciting and 
bustling city situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous gulf, and is 
surrounded by attractive tourist and archaeological sites such as Capri, 
Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius.

*Salary and Duration*
The positions are full time and will be paid according to the current 
Italian scheme. Salary will be determined depending on the level of 
experience and research seniority of the individual candidate.
Positions are available immediately and will remain open until a 
suitable number of strongly qualified candidates are selected.

prof bruno siciliano
IEEE fellow, ASME fellow, IFAC fellow
past president IEEE robotics & automation society
board director European robotics association
chair of automation engineering study course
department of electrical engineering and information technology
director of ICAROS center
university of naples federico II
via claudio 21, 80125 napoli, italy
tel +39 0817683179
mob +39 368605665
emailsiciliano at unina.it
skype bsiciliano

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