Post Doc position on Machine Learning and Vision for manipulation - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 11/10/2019 - Expires on: 31/12/2020

The Humanoid Sensing and Perception Laboratory at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a post doc position on perception and machine learning for manipulation.

The selected candidate will join the interdisciplinary team of the iCub project. She/he will contribute to the implementation of perception and manipulation skills of humanoid robots.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic post-doctoral researcher who will join our team to study machine learning algorithms applied to the problem of visual perception and grasping of objects. The focus is on interacting with a complex and unstructured heap of partially unknown, irregular objects. The project will be carried out on the robots Panda (Franka Emika), iCub and R1 (IIT). The selected candidate will join the European CHIST-ERA project HEAP, and will have the opportunity to interact with the HEAP consortium and participate in technical meetings.

Required qualification/skills:

  • PhD in relevant field (Robotics or Machine Learning);
  • Experience with Computer Vision and deep learning frameworks;
  • Experience in robot control and grasping;
  • Motivation working with real robotic systems.

Desired skills:

  • 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.

This position will remain open until filled. Please apply by sending your application to quoting exactly “BC 77173 Post Doc position on Machine Learning and Vision for manipulation” in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain a detailed CV, university transcripts, a research statement and the contact information of two references.

IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, material science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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Humanoid Sensing and Perception


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