1 Postdoc and 1 Ph.D. position on whole-body compliant motion planning
TOPIC OF RESEARCH
Two research positions (1 Postdoc and 1 Ph.D.) are available on the topic of compliant motion planning exploiting whole-body distributed tactile and force/torque sensing. Experiments will be conducted on the iCub humanoid robot (www.icub.org
). The research will leverage state-of-the- art technology in force, tactile and inertial sensing, thus making the iCub the ideal (if not unique) platform to robustly perform whole-body contact tasks in autonomous, unstructured and hard-to-predict contexts.
The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is an English-language working environment based in Genoa, Italy, with state-of-the-art laboratories and worldwide collaboration in the field of robotics, machine learning, neuroscience, cognitive systems, and nanotechnology.
Research will be conducted under the supervision of Francesco Nori, researcher at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in the Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department. Collaborations with the groups of Giorgio Metta (iCub facility) and Nikos Tsagarkis (Advanced Robotics Department) are already in place and therefore eligible candidate should have strong cooperative skills.
Postdoc: September 30th 2013, applications via the website http://goo.gl/A5xgU5
Ph.D.: September 20th 2013, applications via the website http://goo.gl/T0gnDm
by contacting [email protected]
prior to application
Research is funded by the EU project CoDyCo (www.codyco.eu