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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia 3 Fellowships in Advanced Robotic Teleoperation Development 2018, Italy


Deadline:

November 09, 2017


Opportunity Cover Image - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia 3 Fellowships in Advanced Robotic Teleoperation Development 2018, Italy

3 Fellows positions available in Advanced Robotic Teleoperation Development

The Advanced Robotics Research Line at IIT, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, an English-language research Institute, is seeking highly motivated fellows with key development roles in different areas including mechatronics, software development and augmented and virtual reality user interfaces.

The selected candidates will join a motivated, inter-disciplinary group of researchers and engineers, and have the opportunity to pursue research and development within the project “Sistemi Cibernetici Collaborativi – Teleoperation” in collaboration with INAIL (“Istituto Nazionale per l'Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro” - National Institute for Insurance against Workplace Injuries, Italy) CUP J32F17000950005.

This project will develop new software and hardware systems as part of the master station in advanced robotic teleoperation in high-risk industrial environments with the aim of reducing risks to workers’ health and safety. The project will use, develop, and integrate advanced technologies on tele-locomotion and haptic tele-manipulation for robots providing an immersive 3D user interaction experience. The project will build on the strong existing technological capabilities in the group, acquired through the successful implementation of various high-tech projects in this field. The technical know-how of previous projects, including HyQ, WearHap, µRALP, Robo-Mate, and WalkMan, will contribute to the development of an advanced, intuitive teleoperation user interface.

The successful candidates will be offered a 1-year contract with a highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please see below for details regarding each individual position.

Expected start date: January 2018 (or soon after).

To apply, please send electronically: (i) a detailed CV, (ii) university transcripts, (iii) a letter outlining motivation, and (iv) 2 contacts for references, to nikhil.deshpande@iit.it by November 9th, 2017. State the position and code you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

Mechatronics Fellow ADVR INAIL [CB: 74433]

We are looking for a highly motivated engineer with a degree in Mechatronics, Robotics, Computer, or related field, with knowledge in the area of mechatronic systems and embedded programming.

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

  1. Remote control of a robotic arm with haptic feedback
    1. Work with existing commercial and custom-developed haptic interfaces
    2. Explore addition of sources of sensory feedback
    3. Implement a real-time teleoperation system for visualization and force feedback
  2. Environmental sensing, data collection, and fusion
    1. Introduce multiple sensors and sensing arrays to sense environmental phenomena such as temperature, acoustic, Doppler, chemical, gas, etc.
    2. Multi-sensory integration for intuitive representation of the data for user.
  3. Motion tracking and pose estimation of master devices using OptiTrack motion capture system

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent Master’s Degree in mechatronics, robotics, computer engineering, or related field
  • Experience in implementation and programming in C/C++ as well as embedded systems
  • Experience in the design and development of mechatronic systems
  • Experience in CAD-based mechanical design
  • Experience with embedded graphics libraries and GUI development is a plus
  • Familiarity with robotic programming and software, e.g., ROS, is a plus
  • Creativity and proactive attitude
  • Strong communication and English language skills (both written and spoken) are required.

Virtual Reality Fellow ADVR INAIL [CB: 74434]

We are looking for a highly motivated engineer with a degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics, or other fields and knowledge in the area of user interface development.

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

  1. Integrate the HTC Vive with the Roto-VR to implement an immersive virtual reality environment
  2. Introduce virtual environmental sensors and sensing arrays in virtual industrial environment with physical phenomena, e.g., temperature, acoustic, chemical, gas, etc.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent Master’s Degree in computer science, robotics, computer engineering, or related field
  • Experience in implementation and programming in C/C++ in Linux-based systems using multi-threading programming and libraries (OpenCV, OpenGL, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Virtual Reality engines such as Unity3D, UnReal, and hardware devices such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift is a plus
  • Familiarity with robotic programming and software, e.g., ROS, is a plus
  • Creativity and proactive attitude
  • Strong communication and English language skills (both written and spoken) are required

Augmented Reality Fellow ADVR INAIL [CB: 74435]

We are looking for a highly motivated engineer with a degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Robotics, or other fields and knowledge in the area of user interface development.

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

  1. 3D Object detection and perception
  2. Integrating multisensory feedback information for intuitive display in an augmented reality system
  3. 3D reconstruction and tracking of objects, and real-time rendering in augmented reality

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent Master’s Degree in computer science, robotics, computer engineering, or related field
  • Experience in implementation and programming in C/C++ in Linux-based systems using multi-threading programming
  • Familiarity with robotic programming and software, e.g., ROS, is a plus
  • Familiarity with image processing techniques and libraries (OpenCV, OpenGL, etc.) along with augmented reality devices is a plus
  • Creativity and proactive attitude
  • Strong communication and English language skills (both written and spoken) are required

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.


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October 26, 2017




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