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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] ROBOT CONTROL Post-Doc positions @ PRISMA Lab in Naples, Italy

Bruno Siciliano
The PRISMA Lab at the University of Naples Federico II is seeking to
recruit senior postdoctoral research fellows that will have a key
research role in the following area: Robotic dynamic manipulation
especially focused on non-prehensile manipulation of rigid and non-rigid

The successful candidates will conduct their research at the PRISMA Lab
on the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (AdG) project on
the theme of “RObotic DYnamic MAnipulation”. The ERC AdGs are the most
prestigious grants awarded at the European level. The goal of RoDyMan
project (www.rodyman.eu) is the derivation of a unified framework for
non-prehensile manipulation, where the mobile nature of the robotic
system and the manipulation of non-rigid or deformable objects are
explicitly taken into account.

We are looking for highly-motivated young scientists with a background
and PhD in automatic control and/or robotics, preferably with at least
two years of experience abroad, and a well-established publication
record among these respective areas:

   - Piecewise-smooth, hybrid and impacting dynamic systems

   - Stabilization of periodic systems

   - Friction-induced manipulation

   - Modelling of mechanical systems

   - Robotic manipulation

Strong competencies in C/C++ programming and MATLAB are essential.

Qualified potential applicants holding a PhD degree should provide the
following material:

      1) Cover letter briefly describing their background and career plans

      2) CV

      3) Link to their research web-site

      4) List of publications

      5) Date of availability

      6) Names and contact information of at least two references

All documents should be submitted via email as a single compressed/pdf
file to Prof. Bruno Siciliano [hidden email] with the subject:

About PRISMA Lab

University of Naples Federico II is the third oldest university in Italy
and the oldest public university in Europe. The School of Engineering,
with a population of 11,000 students, is the oldest in Italy and
recently celebrated its second centennial since the foundation by King
Gioacchino Murat in 1811. The PRISMA team operates in the Department of
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, where since almost 30
years is conducting research in robotics. Current interests include
force control, visual servoing, dual-arm/hand manipulation, human-robot
interaction, aerial robotics and surgical robotics. The team has gained
world-wide recognition and is currently engaged in six projects
supported by the European Community. See www.prisma.unina.it for further

About Naples

Naples is the third largest city in Italy, and is the capital of the
Campania region. World-known for its rich history, art, culture,
architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples is a lively, exciting and
bustling city situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous gulf, and is
surrounded by attractive tourist and archaeological sites such as Capri,
Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius. See
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_Naples&d=DwID-g&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=dMDgHOsTnp8gNUzcbRO4VlpdBDXGHeTsxJUIj-KLNgQ&s=r-aclx67pVnBpV8o6VVJuksmlsUpo76dnFQd6XfGmU4&e= for further information.

Salary and Duration

The positions are full time and will be paid according to the current
Italian scheme. Salary will be determined depending on the level of
experience and research seniority of the individual candidate.

Positions are available immediately and will remain open until a
suitable number of strongly qualified candidates are selected.

prof bruno siciliano
IEEE fellow, ASME fellow, IFAC fellow
past president IEEE robotics & automation society
chair of automation engineering study course
dipartimento di ingegneria elettrica e tecnologie dell'informazione
universita' di napoli federico II
via claudio 21, 80125 napoli, italy
tel +39 0817683179
mob +39 368605665
email [hidden email]
skype bsiciliano

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