Fellow Positions in Collaborative Robotics for Industrial Applications - (2100003R) (# of pos: 2)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 30 Jun 2021

The Soft Robotics for human cooperation and rehabilitation  (SoftBots) Research Line of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is seeking for two (2) highly motivated, Fellow researchers (holding a master degree). The SoftBots Lab is known for its cutting-edge research in the areas of collaborative robotics, human-robot interaction and collaboration, teleoperation, and assistive robotics.

The successful candidates will work on H2020 Reconcycle project (Grant Agreement No. 871352), which address the topic of designing and implementing a selfconfiguring autonomous robotic workcell for the specific Application Area of Electronic Waste Recycling, which so far has not reached any high degree of automation.

Reconcycle Partners are the following: Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IT), Institut Jozef Stefan (SLO), Georg-August-Universitat Gottinghenstiftung Offentlichen Rechts (DE), QBRobotics Srl (IT), Technische Universitaet Muenchen (DE), Electrocycling GMBH (DE).

The candidates will work on the following research topics:

  • Physical Human-robot collaboration and interaction
  • Robotic manipulation and interaction control

Required qualifications:

•    Master degree in mechatronics, robotics, control or related fields.

•    Good communication skills and ability to integrate within a multidisciplinary team.

•    Creative, proactive and collaborative attitude.

•    English language skills (written and oral).

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of control tools, e.g. Matlab, Simulink.
  • Knowledge of C++ and ROS programming.
  • Knowledge of motor drivers and power PCB design.
  • Knowledge of sensing devices (e.g. position, force/torque), their properties and applications.
  • Knowledge of CAD system for robotic design (e.g. Creo).
  • Confidence with version control tools (specifically git).

Please submit your application (including a detailed CV, university transcripts, cover letter outlining motivation, experience and qualifications for the post and contact information of 2 references) using the online form.

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.

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT (www.iit.it ) was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT's scientific program is based on the combination of basic scientific research with the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. The research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

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

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