[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Openings in Humanoid and Human Centred Mechatronics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Openings in Humanoid and Human Centred Mechatronics, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Nikolaos Tsagarakis
 PhD Openings in Humanoids and Human Centred Mechatronics
Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Research Line

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

The Humanoids and Human Centred Mechatronics Research Laboratory (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iit.it_lines_humanoids-2Dhuman-2Dcentered-2Dmechatronics&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=P43F_bzJJpmVyx3aS6BUdLGE31YHa_hht9nuX8FTtT0&s=6fvBrSPOS6fnGUKTFuS-9GV3BG-nGCTXKk5i6EKG4u8&e=) at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) has a number of fully funded PhD openings (starting in November 2018).  Young scientists with excellent First/Master degrees in Mechanical / Electrical engineering, computer science, or other related fields and strong competencies/interest in mechanism and robot design, and control are welcome to apply for admission.
The successful candidates will be involved in Research projects and have the opportunity to pursue their PhD using our state of art humanoid robots WALK-MAN(www.walk-man.eu<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.walk-2Dman.eu&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=P43F_bzJJpmVyx3aS6BUdLGE31YHa_hht9nuX8FTtT0&s=ajCjs-hfCW8TCYiEBX7AHCFGVVSmlQBE-ve94ZRGk9w&e=>) and CogIMon(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__cogimon.eu_&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=P43F_bzJJpmVyx3aS6BUdLGE31YHa_hht9nuX8FTtT0&s=5u9hT9lZfWL2JktTZ1Jmym1B0YsX65BjedaopVI5RwI&e=), quadruped platform CENTAURO(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.centauro-2Dproject.eu_&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=P43F_bzJJpmVyx3aS6BUdLGE31YHa_hht9nuX8FTtT0&s=T5CBFrDyiuFId9FedQ_z9xJtCW
 Hj_ImoRQQAQ1rTtAM&e=), and a number of experimental robotics systems powered by novel actuation principles.

For the PhD call of this year, the following themes are available.

Legged Robot Control
Locomotion Planning and Control of a Hybrid Legged/Wheeled Robot Platform
Whole-body Falling-over Recovery Control for Humanoids
Dexterous Humanoid Walking on Restricted and Unstable Footholds
Robot Interaction Control
Whole-body Multiple Contact Physical Interaction Control
Human-Robot Collaborative Control of a Hybrid Legged/Wheeled Manipulation Robot
Robot Design/Control
Modeling and Control for Plug & Play Modular Torque Controlled Robots - From Gentle to Harsh
Agile Robot Design and Actuation Principles
Efficient Robot Design and Actuation Principles
Perception And Planning
3D Perception, Path Planning, and Mapping for Legged Robot Navigation
3D Perception and (Deep) Learning for Humanoid Robot Tool Manipulation.

For any enquiries concerning the above research themes, please contact Nikos Tsagarakis at: ([hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>). More information on the above topics can be also found in https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__multimedia.iit.it_asset-2Dbank_assetfile_11616.pdf&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=P43F_bzJJpmVyx3aS6BUdLGE31YHa_hht9nuX8FTtT0&s=3nk8rv1_0zSVfyO8BwWTRFPTG_Cre7sIwho18lGQYGE&e=

Application Requirements:
To apply please send a detailed CV, a statement of motivation, at least 2 reference letters, degree certificates, grade of transcripts and any additional support material to Nikos Tsagarakis: ([hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>). In addition, the applicants should fill the online application at: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.studenti.unige.it_postlaurea_dottorati_XXXIV_EN_&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=P43F_bzJJpmVyx3aS6BUdLGE31YHa_hht9nuX8FTtT0&s=sOf9KoTKu4uwt-iJE__ZGwqfVoW5HvG4yGBkwpDEp7w&e= and upload the necessary application documents following the application procedures, strictly no later than the 12th of June 2018, NOON, Italy time (Local time: GMT+2).International applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support with visa issues, etc.

Kind Regards,
Nikos Tsagarakis


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Nikos Tsagarakis, Tenured Senior Scientist

Humanoids and Human Centred Mechatronics Lab

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Genova)

Via Morego 30, Genova 16163, Italy



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