Postdoc/Fellow Position In “Efficient Perception For Safety And Ergonomics For Human-Robot...
Universities And Institutes Of Italy
Organisation/Company: ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Research Field: Engineering
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 08/05/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
Location: Italy › GENOVA
Type Of Contract: Other
Job Status: Other
Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
Reference Number: G.A. 870142
Commitment & contract: full-time, temporary contract
Location: Italy, Genoa, via San Quirico 19D
At IIT we work enthusiastically to develop human-centered Science and Technology to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our times and transfer these technologies to the production system and society. Our Genoa headquarters are strictly interconnected with the other 11 centers around Italy and two outstations based in the US. We promote excellence in basic and applied research such as neuroscience and cognition, humanoid technologies and robotics, nanotechnology, materials for a truly multidisciplinary scientific experience.
The Event-driven perception for robotics (www. edpr.iit.it) Research Line at IstitutoItaliano di Tecnologia in Genoa, is seeking to appoint one postdoctoral/internship position focusing on neuromorphic sensing of human presence and human movement with the goal of improving safety and ergonomics for human-robot interaction in manufacturing workspaces.
The research activities will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Chiara Bartolozzi and Dr. Arren Glover. The selected candidate will work with a multidisciplinary consortium of participant to the awarded project APRIL (H2020 DT-FOF-12, n. G.A. 870142). APRIL project aims at implementing and deploying market oriented, low cost and multipurpose robots that support semiautomatic tasks in manufacturing production lines and handle flexible or deformable materials in industries of any size or domain. The candidate will work with different robotic platforms for human-robot interaction in manufacturing context selected together with the consortium and with different sensorial setups specifically designed to assess the gaze pattern, reaction time, working movements, fatigue level in workers. Specifically, the candidate will work on the decoding of human movement and intention to improve safety and interaction between robots and operators, using event-driven vision sensing, to exploit efficiency, low latency and high temporal resolution. Event-driven vision will be used to extract relevant characteristics of velocity, and acceleration in 3D to infer action features (e.g. trajectory prediction, time-of-arrival) and psychophysics state of the operator (e.g.: vitality and fatigue). Such kinematic and psychophysics parameters will be used to estimate in real-time the intention and goal of the action.
PhD/MSc in computer science, robotics, computer engineering or related fields
Knowledge of C/C++ programming languages and Linux/Windows development tools
Ability to communicate proficiently in English (written and spoken)
Experience in robotics and/or computer vision and machine learning
Knowledge of middleware for robotics (e.g. YARP or ROS)
Knowledge of event-driven algorithms for vision
Independent research capabilities as well as flexibility to work in a team
Good communication skills
Strong problem-solving attitude
High motivation to learn
Spirit of innovation and creativity
Good at time and priority management
Ability to work in a challenging and international environment
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment
Competitive salary package for international standards (Salary can include bonus option depending on your role and contract)
Private health care coverage (depending on your role and contract)
Wide range of staff discounts
Candidates from abroad or Italian citizens who permanently work abroad and meet specific requirements, may be entitled to a deduction from taxable income of up to 90% from 6 to 13 years.
WHAT'S IN FOR YOU?
An equal, inclusive and multicultural environment ready to welcome you with open arms. Discrimination is a big NO for us!
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If you feel this tickles your appetite for change, do not hesitate and apply!
Please submit your application using the online form and including a detailed CV, university transcripts, cover letter (outlining motivation, experience and qualifications) and contact details of 2 references.
Application's deadline: May 8th 2022
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Organisation/Company: ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Department: Event-Driven Perception for Robotics
Organisation Type: Research Laboratory
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