The Soft Robotics for Human Cooperation and Rehabilitation Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, Genoa, Italy) is looking for a full-time mechanical engineer with proven experience in mechanical design, testing and development of robotic systems, with particular focus on activities related to the development of robotic systems for human robot interaction and cooperation, as for example humanoids robots and bionic upper limbs.
The SoftRobotics Lab is known for its cutting-edge research in the area of humanoid and rehabilitation robots, with focus on soft robotics actuation, end-effectors devices and haptic systems.
Softhand and SoftHand Pro, two of the most recent high performance and innovative robotic and prosthetic hands, are among the devices developed in the lab together with the high performance and dexterous humanoid robot Walk-Man (developed in collaboration with the “Humanoids and Human Centered Mechatronics” IIT research line). The SoftBot Lab is a dynamic environment where the most advanced understandings of natural motor control and the most innovative technologies of robotics proceed in symbiosis, together with a keen interest in technology transfer and the adoption of the EU Open Source/Open Data strategies. The lab counts on outstanding equipment and facilities together with strategic collaborations. Moreover, the lab is active in many research projects such as SoftPro (EU H2020 project), Natural Bionics (ERC project), SoftHandler (ERC POC) among many others.
The successful candidate will have a key role in the design of mechatronic systems , testing, and development of advanced robotics systems, focusing primarily on the development of technological solution for humanoids and bionic limbs. This development will be performed in collaboration with partners of several EU Projects and will involve liaising between technical and clinical team-members. Among other duties, the incumbent will be responsible for determining mechanical, electrical and sensing interfaces, definition of specifications and requirements, and testing.
Experience and strong knowledge in the following fields:
To apply please send electronically your detailed CV and cover letter, outlining motivation, experience and qualifications for the post to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by July 15th 2019 stating “MECH ENG CB 77104” in the subject of the e-mail.
Application deadline: July 14th, 2019
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