A Postdoctoral position is available at the Center for Micro-BioRobotics (CMBR) of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) within the Soft BioRobotics Perception Research Line. The post is based on a 4-yr research project, funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation, entitled “PROBOSCIdean Sensitive soft robot for versatile gripping” – PROBOSCIS (FET OPEN - grant agreement No. 863212, www.proboscis.eu).
We are looking for an excellent postdoctoral researcher to investigate new tactile perception methods in soft grippers, soft continuum arms and large artificial skins, inspired from the elephant trunk. Priority will be given to applicants with research interests and strong motivation in the following areas:
Strong skills are required in:
Experience in the following will be an added value:
The prospective candidate has a Ph.D. in robotics, computer science, information engineering, or equivalent, and a proven track record of high quality publications.
The successful candidate will join our Soft BioRobotics Perception Research Line in which we aim to create new soft and embodied sensing processes and to investigate natural-like physical interactions by developing totally new robotic solutions that can ‘see the world’ and intelligently interact with it. Our working environment is strongly interdisciplinary, dynamic and collaborative with outstanding research facilities. Within the PROBOSCIS project the candidate will have the unique opportunity of collaborating with world-wide known scientists and professionals in the field of soft robotics, elephant biology, smart materials and 3D fabrication technologies. She/he will be offered a contract with a highly competitive salary that will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications, assembled as a single PDF file, shall include:
Applications shall be submitted to the following addresses, quoting “Tactile-based Perception in Soft Robotics 78556”, within 31st July, 2020.
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