The Advanced Robotics Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, an English-language research institute, is seeking a highly motivated, full-time post-doc, who will have a leading research role in the control and development of robotic manipulator arms.
The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team and have the opportunity to pursue research within the project “Sistemi Cibernetici Collaborativi – Teleoperation” in collaboration with INAIL (“Istituto Nazionale per l'Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro” - National Institute for Insurance against Workplace Injuries) CUP J32F17000950005.
The project will create the next-generation, collaborative master-slave teleoperation system for intuitive operation in hazard-prone industries, with the aim of reducing risks to workers’ health and safety.
Specifically, the objectives of the project are: (1) integration of a new hydraulic quadruped field robot; (2) development of a novel dexterous robotic manipulator arm for grasping and manipulation of objects; (3) development and integration of a novel master hand exoskeleton device for haptic tele-manipulation; and (4) development of novel user interaction interfaces for intuitive teleoperation using augmented reality and virtual reality systems. The project will be developed within an inter-disciplinary group (robotics, engineering, and ergonomics), in close collaboration with end-users.
We are looking for an extremely dynamic scientist with a PhD in Control / Robotics Engineering or other fields related to the control and planning of articulated arms, and an excellent track record in the area of applied teleoperation control.
The vision is to design and control a new manipulator arm to be mounted on a legged robotic platform to serve as a field robot for advanced teleoperation. Previous work in one or more of the following areas is desirable:
IIT is an English language institute and international applications are strongly encouraged.
The successful candidates will be offered a contract for the whole term of the project (36 months max.) with a highly competitive salary, which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Expected start date is October 2017 or soon after.
To apply, please send electronically a detailed CV (including list of publications), a letter outlining motivation and names of 2 referees to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31st, 2017 stating “IT-501 - Post-Doc ADVR INAIL [CB 74171]” in the subject of the e-mail. Only complete applications will be evaluated.
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