Fellow Junior Opening in Physical Human-Robot Collaboration at IIT, Genoa, Italy (final call)
The Human-Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction Research Line (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__hri.iit.it_&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RsqQw3qEh9iSktP1V8Cao0mpPtqFCbl_p-57ux-9zKE&s=3LcDWSfVCDrPT_AWNR6BonsKDHpLAlVUL8YLovirmyI&e= ) at the ADVR department of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint an outstanding intern with a strong ambition to pursue a research career.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with an MSc in Electrical/Mechanical/Control Engineering.
Robots are expected to help us in various tasks, some of which require collaborative effort to be successfully completed. To achieve a seamless and intuitive interaction, the robot must be able to physically interact with the human counterpart and predict the intentions of the human, despite the additional interaction with the uncertain and unpredictable environment. Appropriate robot control methods therefore are essential for the robot to deal with various uncertainties, dynamically aspects and complex task requirements. A promising direction towards this goal is to adaptively regulate mechanical parameters of the robot, based on the task requirements and external feedback.
Another important aspect of robot control in human-robot interaction/collaboration is the presence of the human. The human behaviour is usually highly unpredictable and difficult to model. Indeed, recent work at HRI2 lab (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__hri.iit.it_videos&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RsqQw3qEh9iSktP1V8Cao0mpPtqFCbl_p-57ux-9zKE&s=hXoJ2reTvjFx3QgfxS9-WQCgj9IOW4FfChtxLYNRAcU&e= ) aims to develop appropriate human-robot interfaces to enable the robot to predict or extract the human intention from various feedback modalities (human motor behaviour, vision, interaction force, voice commands, etc.).
Research will be conducted on the WALKMAN (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.walk-2Dman.eu_&d=DwIF-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=RsqQw3qEh9iSktP1V8Cao0mpPtqFCbl_p-57ux-9zKE&s=alQCCg4lZUhlbXT0xY2Gw9IbQCVC1FZG_NXq8rx5Gjo&e= ) humanoid robot.
* The successful applicant is expected to have a strong background in robotics and/or control theory. Experience with real hardware is highly desirable.
* At the time of the application, the prospected candidate is about to take a Master’s Degree in a relevant subject area or has obtained it within the past six months.
For further information please contact: Dr. Luka Peternel ([hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>) and Dr. Arash Ajoudani ([hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>).
Interested applicants should submit their CV outlining experience and qualifications, a statement about the research area of interest as well as the names of at least two referees to Luka Peternel (Dr. Luka Peternel ([hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>) and Arash Ajoudani ([hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>), quoting [HRII-FELLOW JUNIOR] in the email subject.
Please apply before March 16, 2017.
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.
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