Post-Doc opening in collaborative mixed human-robot teams - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 12/04/2019 - Expires on: 30/04/2019

The Human-Robot Interfaces and physical Interaction (HRI2) Research Line of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, is looking for a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher to conduct studies on machine learning techniques applied to collaborative robotic systems with a focus on real-world applications.  

The successful candidates will work on a project linked to the AMAZON research awards, which include the following topics:

-              AI-based task planning and scheduling for multi-robot teams

-              Human-robot collaboration and interaction

-              Human biomechanical modelling

-              Robot interaction control

The HRI2 Lab is known for its cutting-edge research in the areas of human-robot interaction and collaboration, teleoperation, assistive robotics, and the synthesis of human motor behaviour. More information is available at:

The successful candidate must have a strong background in supervised learning, reinforcement learning, and convolutional neural networks with experience on real robots or vision-based systems.

The successful candidate should have:

  • A PhD degree in Machine Learning, Computer Science, or Robotics, as well as an excellent Master’s degree in one of these areas
  • Strong skills on C++ and Matlab
  • Proven experience with ROS
  • Confidence with version control tools (specifically git)
  • Good communication skills and ability/willingness to integrate within a multidisciplinary international research group
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

To apply please send electronically your detailed CV and cover letter, outlining motivation, experience and qualifications for the post, and name and contacts of 2 referees to  and  by April 30th 2019 stating “Fellow Position in Human-Robot Interaction and Collaboration CB 76685” in the subject of the e-mail.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, nanoscience and technology.

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

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Arash Ajoudani
Involved Research lines
Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction


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