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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open postdoctoral researcher positions

cbasdogan
*Dear All*



Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory at Koc University in Istanbul is
looking for a talented and motivated post-doctoral research fellows in the
following areas:



a) Human-Robot Haptic Interaction

b) Surface Haptics.



In addition to have a background in one of those areas, the fellow is
expected to have practical experience in Machine/Deep Learning techniques
and software libraries.





*Intention Detection for Physical Human-Robot Interaction *

*Using Machine/Deep Learning*





Cobots (collaborative robots) are designed with the aim to integrate human
cognitive abilities and quick adaptation skills with the speed, strength,
and repeatability of robots. As cobots penetrate into different domains
such as manufacturing, logistics, medicine, home use, etc, it is becoming
increasingly clear that the skills expected from them are significantly
different from what is expected from industrial robots. In fact, many of
these skills centers on the challenge of interacting with humans. In
particular, understanding human intention during a collaborative task and
then adjusting the interaction controller of the cobot accordingly to
comply with human intention is a major challenge in physical human-robot
interaction (pHRI). *The post-doctoral fellow is expected to design
human-human and human-robot experiments, collect data from various sensors,
and develop models based on machine/deep learning techniques to estimate
human intention during a collaborative manipulation task. She/he is
expected to have research experience in robotics, AI, and machine/deep
learning with background in CS, EE, or ME.*



*Some Related References:*



1.     Sirintuna, D., Ozdamar, I., Aydin, Y., Basdogan, C., 2020,
“Detecting Human Motion Intention during pHRI Using Artificial Neural
Networks Trained by EMG Signals”, Proceedings of IEEE International
Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man), Aug
31-Sept 04, Naples.

2.     Sirintuna, D., Aydin, Y., Caldiran, O., Tokatli, O., Patoglu, V.,
Basdogan, C., 2020, “A Variable Fractional-Order Admittance Controller for
pHRI”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and
Automation (ICRA), pp. 10162–10168, Paris, Jun 1-5.

3.     Aydin, Y., Tokatli, O., Patoglu, V., Basdogan, C., 2020, “A
Computational Multi-Criteria Optimization Approach to Controller Design for
Physical Human-Robot Interaction", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 6,
No. 6, pp. 1791-1804.

4.     Aydin, Y., Sirintuna, D., Basdogan, C., 2020, “Towards Collaborative
Drilling with a Cobot Using Admittance Controller”, Transactions of the
Institute of Measurement and Control, 0142331220934643.



5.     Aydin, Y., Tokatli, O., Patoglu, V., Basdogan, C., 2018, “Stable
Physical Human-Robot Interaction Using Fractional Order Admittance
Control”, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 11, No.3, pp 464-475.

6.     Kucukyilmaz, A., Sezgin, T.M., Basdogan, C., 2013, “Intention
Recognition for Dynamic Role Exchange in Haptic Collaboration”, IEEE
Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 58-68.

7.     Mörtl, A., Lawitzky, M., Kucukyilmaz, A., Sezgin, T.M., Basdogan,
C., Hirche, S., 2013, “The Role of Roles: Physical Cooperation between
Humans and Robots”, International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 31,
No. 13, pp. 1656-1674.







*Displaying Realistic Haptic Feedback on Touch Surfaces Using Machine/Deep
Learning*



Haptics for interactive touch surfaces, also known as surface haptics, is a
new area of research in the field of haptics. The goal of surface haptics
is to generate tactile effects on touch surfaces such as those used in
mobile phones, tablets, kiosks and information displays, and front panels
of new generation home appliances and cars. Integration of haptics into
touch surfaces will result in new applications in user interface design,
online shopping, gaming and entertainment, education, arts, and more.
Currently, one of the most promising techniques to generate tactile effects
on a touch surface is electrostatic actuation.  When an alternating voltage
is applied to the conductive layer of a capacitive touch screen, an
attractive electrostatic force is generated in the normal direction between
the finger and the surface. By controlling the amplitude, frequency, and
waveform of the input voltage, the frictional force between the sliding
finger and the touch screen can be modulated. In this context, one
important aim is to render realistic virtual textures on touch screens (see
the figure below). Texture information on touch screens would improve the
user experience in daily activities. For example, feeling the simulated
texture of a jean before purchasing it from Internet would certainly be
more motivating for online shoppers. Despite the current advances in
hardware, tactile rendering algorithms have yet to reach the realism
necessary to simulate a wide range of textures due to variations in their
a) physical attributes (e.g. roughness, kurtosis, skewness, etc.), b)
psychological attributes (e.g. fine, course, smooth, sticky, etc.) and c)
affective attributes (e.g. cool, wavy, granular, repetitive, elegant,
etc.). *The post-doctoral fellow is expected to design experiments to
collect data from real textured surfaces and develop machine/deep learning
algorithms to generate their virtual counterparts by establishing the links
between those attributes. She/he is expected to have research experience in
human-computer interaction, surface haptics, texture modeling and
rendering, and machine/deep learning with background in CS, EE, or ME.*



*Some Related References:*



1.     Basdogan, C., Giraud, F., Levesque, V., Choi, S., 2020, “A Review of
Surface Haptics: Enabling Tactile Effects on Touch Surfaces”, IEEE
Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 450-470.

2.     Basdogan, C., Alipour S. M., Sirin, O., 2020, “Modeling Sliding
Friction Between Human Finger and Touchscreen Under Electroadhesion”, IEEE
Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 511-521.

3.     Ozdamar, I., Alipour S. M., Delhaye, B. P., Lefèvre, P., Basdogan,
C., 2020, "Step-Change in Friction under Electrovibration", IEEE
Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 137-143.

4.     Isleyen, A., Vardar, Y., Basdogan, C., 2020, “Tactile Roughness
Perception of Virtual gratings by Electrovibration”, IEEE Transactions on
Haptics, DOI: 10.1109/TOH.2019.2959993.

5.     Sadia, B., Emgin, S.E., Sezgin, T.M., Basdogan, C., 2020,
Data-Driven Vibrotactile Rendering of Digital Buttons on Touchscreens,
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies,Vol. 135, 102363.

6.     Sirin, O., Barrea, A., Lefevre, P., Thonnard, J-L, Basdogan, C.,
2019, “Fingerpad Contact Evolution Under Electrovibration”, J.R. Soc.
Interface, Vol.16, No. 156, 20190166.

7.     Senem, E.E., Aghakhani, A., Sezgin T.M., Basdogan, C., 2019,
“HapTable: An Interactive Tabletop Providing Online Haptic Feedback for
Touch Gestures”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics,
Vol. 25, No. 9, pp. 2749-2762.

8.     Ayyildiz, M., Scaraggi, M., Sirin, O., Basdogan, C., Persson,
B.N.J., 2018, “Contact Mechanics Between the Human Finger and a Touchscreen
Under Electroadhesion”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of
the United States of America (PNAS), Vol. 115, No. 50, pp. 12668-12673.

9.     Vardar, Y., Guclu, B., Basdogan, C., 2017, “Effect of Waveform on
Tactile Perception by Electrovibration Displayed on Touch Screens”, IEEE
Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 488-499.



*Contact:*



Prof. Dr. Cagatay Basdogan

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Koç University is an endowed, non-profit institution of higher education,
located in Istanbul, Turkey. Founded in 1993 by the Vehbi Koç Foundation,
its mission is to produce the most capable graduates by providing a world
class education, to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to contribute to
the benefit of Turkey and humanity at large. KU is spread in a main campus,
a separate university hospital campus and two smaller locations in Istanbul.
Currently, the university is ranked among the top three universities in
Turkey in terms of the number of international research publications per
faculty member per year, based on publications in peer-reviewed journals
listed by the Institute of Scientific Information (ISI). In 2018, KU was
ranked 40th in the world among “top 100 universities younger than 50” by
Times Higher Education.

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College of Engineering, Room: ENG-247
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Phone: +90 212 338 1721
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