Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology. Within IIT, the iCub line (www.iit.it/research/lines/icub) is looking for a postdoctoral candidate.
This position is funded within the framework of the Joint Lab recently established between IIT and Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus (www.dongnocchi.it). The Joint Lab’s research will develop applications of the personal humanoid R1 in the context of motor rehabilitation and elderly care, respectively in clinical and household environments.
R1 is a new humanoid in the IIT robotic ecosystem. R1’s design specifications address the problem of supporting and enhancing human-robot interaction while meeting the requirements of cost effective production by employing e.g. plastic materials. As for the main objectives of the Joint Lab, we aim to advance the current capabilities of R1 in scenarios where it will be required to: (1) assist and monitor patients with motor impairments during daily rehabilitation at hospital; (2) allow caregivers to operate the humanoid remotely to enable natural telepresence and tele-rehabilitation; (3) implement efficient solutions to improve the quality of life of frail elderly people in sensorized household settings (e.g. accomplish fetch-and-carry tasks, detect and handle emergency conditions, perform cognitive stimulation).
To attain the goals of the project, we are looking for a post doc researcher with outstanding competences and strong motivation to work with real robotic platforms and cooperate with end-users and health experts in a clinical environment.
Tasks will be:
We seek a candidate with the following additional skills:
An internationally experience-related competitive salary will be offered.
The deadline for applications is February 4, 2018.
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