The iCub team (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/icub) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to work on “the design of better iCub hands”.
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to design, build, install and test new hands for the iCub robot. This postdoc position foresees the conceptualization, design, CAD modeling, fabrication (by relying on our fully-equipped machine shop), installation (with support from our technical staff) and testing of robot hand systems for our iCub humanoids. In particular, we would like to improve on the reliability of the current hand’s design possibly increasing also the overall grasping force. The iCub with the new hands will be interacting with people in generic human-robot interaction experiments. The new hands will therefore require means of “protection” to ensure the robot’s safety.
This research is part of a large-scale project, funded directly by IIT, that aims at developing innovative robotic technologies applied to the diagnosis and therapy of neuro-developmental disorders (NDDs), as well as to study neurotypical development.
Additional desirable skills
The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.
Expected start date could be February 15th, 2019.
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, http://www.iit.it) is a non-profit institution that promotes technological development and higher education in science and technology. IIT’s research program seeks innovation and following a multidisciplinary approach at all levels. Our scientists can count on state of the art laboratories. The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks diversity in its workforce.
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