The Advanced Robotics Research Line at IIT, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, an English-language research Institute, is building an interdisciplinary team of highly motivated, full-time junior/senior engineers with key development roles in mechanical design, mechatronics, embedded systems, software development, and augmented and virtual reality user interfaces.
The selected candidates will join a motivated, inter-disciplinary group of researchers and engineers, and have the opportunity to pursue research and development 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, Italy) CUP J32F17000950005.
The project will develop a novel, collaborative, master-slave teleoperation hardware and software system targeting operation in hazard-prone industries, with the aim of reducing risks to workers’ health and safety. It will utilize, develop, and integrate advanced technologies in tele-locomotion, tele-manipulation, and human-machine interaction. The project will be developed within an inter-disciplinary group (robotics, engineering, and ergonomics), in close collaboration with end-users. 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 object grasping and manipulation; (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 successful candidates will be offered a contract for the whole term of the project (36 months max.) with a highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Expected start date: October 2017.
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the position you are applying for. Please apply by August 31st 2017.
Embedded Electronics Engineer ADVR INAIL CB: 74174
We are looking for a highly motivated embedded electronics Engineer with a Master’s Degree (or an excellent first Degree and equivalent experience) in Electronics, Mechatronics, or related field, with proven experience in the area of electronics design and embedded programming.
This position is ideal for a passionate embedded electronics and programming engineer who enjoys challenging projects at the forefront of technology. The successful candidate will develop high performance embedded electronics and firmware for wearable robotic devices for teleoperation of robots and immersive virtual reality applications. The project will be pursued thanks to our strong know-how in electronics applied to motor control, communications, load cells and other analogue and digital sensors, and will expand in new areas of user interface technologies. This role will requireclose collaboration with the rest of the research and engineering team from drafting system specifications to prototype completion and its integration into a fully functional teleoperation setup.
Software Developer ADVR INAIL CB: 74175
We are looking for an extremely dynamic, motivated engineer with a Master’s Degree (or an excellent first Degree and equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics, or other fields and proven expertise in the area of user interface development.
The vision is the design of novel user interaction interfaces to transform the master-slave teleoperation paradigm through the use of novel augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. In the industrial environment, these tools will assist operators to visualize the operating field, the field robots, access real-time information, etc. They will form the primary systems for tele-navigation and bilateral haptic teleoperation of field robots through existing haptic master interfaces.
Software Engineer ADVR INAIL CB: 74176
We are looking for an extremely dynamic, motivated engineer with a Master’s Degree (or an excellent first Degree and equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics, or other fields and proven expertise in the area of robot software development.
The vision is to turn the newest version of the quadruped robot HyQ (developed by the Dynamic Legged Systems lab) into a field-ready machine that can operate in harsh outdoor environments. The existing software framework has to be improved and extended by increasing reliability & safety, improving the motion skills and perception systems, as well as the wireless communication to the master station, etc. A special focus lies on the integration of the machine into a novel master-slave teleoperation system with multi-modal operator input interfaces developed by the other project members. The role is for a key player who will contribute to extend the existing robot software framework to meet the requirements of the project.
Mechatronics Engineer ADVR INAIL CB: 74177
We are looking for an extremely dynamic, motivated engineer with a Master’s Degree (or an excellent first Degree and equivalent experience) in Mechatronics, Robotics, Mechanics or other fields and proven expertise in the area of robotic or mechatronic systems.
The vision is to turn the newest version of the quadruped robot HyQ (developed by the Dynamic Legged Systems lab) into a field-ready machine that can operate in harsh outdoor environments. The existing robot has to be improved and adapted to the project requirements. Additionally, the new robotic manipulator arm has to be properly integrated with the quadruped. This position will also have a key role in the execution, organization and logistics of the various field tests.
Mechanical Engineer ADVR INAIL CB: 74178
We are looking for an extremely dynamic, motivated engineer with a Master’s Degree (or an excellent first Degree and equivalent experience) in Mechanical or Mechatronics engineering or other fields who will have a key role in the area of mechanical design, assembly and debugging of prototype robotic systems.
The vision is to develop the newest version of a robotic manipulator arm and the role involves specific responsibilities:
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