Post doc position on Object grasping and manipulation - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 08/03/2019 - Expires on: 23/03/2019

The Humanoid Sensing and Perception Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking a post doc on Object grasping and manipulation.

The selected candidate will join the interdisciplinary team of the iCub project. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic post doc who will join our team to advance the capabilities of humanoid robots to interact with the environment by grasping and manipulating objects in presence of uncertainties. In this project we will study algorithms for object perception, grasp planning and in-hand object manipulation using tactile feedback.

The ideal candidate will have

  • a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. Robotics)
  • Knowledge of object modelling approaches
  • Knowledge of Optimization
  • Knowledge of Reinforcement learning
  • Proven experience working with real robotic systems
  • Strong knowledge of programming languages, i.e. C/C++
  • Knowledge of robotic middleware like ROS and YARP

The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.

Expected start date could be May 1st, 2019.

Please apply by March 23rd, 2019, by sending your application to quoting exactly BC #BDIITLF69 – NAT1-BIP18 – postdoc grasping in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain a detailed CV, university transcripts, a research statement and the contact information of two referees.

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia ( is a non-profit institution created with the objective of promoting technological development and higher education in science and technology. Research at IIT is carried out in highly innovative scientific fields with state-of-the-art technology.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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Involved Research lines
Humanoid Sensing and Perception


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