Post Doc position on grasping and manipulation
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
5h fa


The Humanoid Sensing and Perception Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is opening a Post Doc position on the study and development of algorithms for object grasping and manipulation.

The selected candidate will join the interdisciplinary team of the iCub project (). We are looking for talented and enthusiastic candidates who will work within our team with the aim to advance the capabilities of our robots to grasp and manipulate objects, using grippers as well as dexterous hands.

This work will be implemented and validated experimentally using the robotic platforms available in the laboratory, namely iCub (), R1 () and Panda Arm from Franka Emika.

Required qualification / skills :

  • PhD in relevant field (Robotics or Machine Learning);
  • Experience with Computer Vision and deep learning frameworks;
  • Experience in robot control and grasping;
  • Motivation to work with real robotic systems.
  • Desired skills :

  • Strong knowledge of programming languages, i.e. C / C++
  • Knowledge of robotic middleware like ROS and YARP
  • Salary and benefits are competitive for international standards.

    Please submit your application using the online form (deadline September, 30th 2020), including a detailed CV, University Transcripts, a Research Statement and name and contacts of 2 referees.

    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genoa, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness.

    IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.

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

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