Organisation/Company: ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Research Field: Engineering
Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
Application Deadline: 15/09/2022 23:00 - Europe/Athens
Location: Italy › GENOVA
Type Of Contract: Temporary
Job Status: Other
Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
Reference Number: G.A. 101070227
Commitment & contract: Collaboration contract, fixed term contract.
Location: Center for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Genova, Italy
WHO WE ARE
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 headquarter is strictly inter-connected with our 11 centers around
Italy and two outer-stations based in the US for a truly interdisciplinary
You will be working in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary group, where
mechanical, electrical, software engineers and robotics experts collaborate to
carry out common research.
The Humanoid Sensing and Perception research line is coordinated by Lorenzo
Natale who has extensive experience in humanoid robotics and in particular AI,
machine vision, tactile sensing and software architectures for robotics.
You will join the CONVINCE project, a collaborative research project funded by
the European Union under the Horizon Europe framework G.A. 101070227. The goal
of CONVINCE is to advance the capabilities of robots to perform complex tasks
robustly and safely within unstructured environments via autonomous and
unsupervised adaptation to the environment and operational context. CONVINCE
will be validated on three different real-world use cases, you will join the
team of researchers that will be responsible for implementing the robotic
museum guide, and in particular the development of perception algorithms for
navigation in dynamic and human populated environment
Within the team, your main responsibilities will be:
Develop algorithms that allow the robot to detect and localize objects and
humans in the environment;
Develop algorithms for navigation in dynamical environments, taking into
consideration the behavior of humans;
Participate in the field test and experimental validation.
A PhD in relevant field (robotics, computer science, electronic
engineering or equivalent)
Documented experience working with real robotic systems
Experience in robot control, grasping and or machine vision
A strong publication records
Good knowledge of programming languages such as, C/C++, Java, Python
The ability to properly report, organize and publish research data
Good communication skills
Documented experience in coaching junior scientists
Good command in spoken and written English
Knowledge of open source robotics software, simulators (e.g. Gazebo) and
middleware (e.g. ROS/YARP)
Knowledge of Deep Learning frameworks (e.g pythorch)
Knowledge of Robot Navigation frameworks (e.g, Nav2)
Strong problem solving attitude
High motivation to learn
Spirit of innovation and creativity
Good in time and priority management
Ability to work in a challenging and international environment
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly
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!
We like contamination and encourage you to mingle and discover what other
people are up to in our labs!
If paperwork is not your piece of cake, we got you! There's a specialized
team working to help you with that, especially during your relocation!
If you are a startupper or a business-minded person, you will find some
exceptionally gifted professionals ready to nurture and guide your
attitude and aspirations.
If you want your work to have a real impact, in IIT you will find an
innovative and stimulating culture that drives our mission to contribute
to the improvement and well-being of society!
We stick to our values! Integrity, courage, societal responsibility and
inclusivity are the values we believe in! They define us and our actions
in our everyday life. They guide us to accomplish IIT mission!
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: Sept 15, 2022
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Organisation/Company: ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Department: Humanoid Sensing and Perception
Organisation Type: Research Laboratory
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