Post doc - Manipulation Systems for Deformable Objects

Post Doc position in Manipulation Systems for Deformable Objects

at the University of Bologna, Laboratory of Automation and Robotics.

Deadline for applications: May 4th, 2017


The major objective of this research activity is the development of algorithms and control strategies for the execution of complex manipulation of deformable objects in the industrial scenario.
In particular, the manipulation of electric wires using an industrial manipulator will be studied. This research activity is motivated by the fact that several manufacturing activities involving electric wires are nowadays completely executed by humans, because of the manipulated object deformability, the crowded space and the number of obstacles, with frequent collisions between manipulated objects, and the need of moving the already connected electric wires to connect the new ones.
This research implies the development of mathematical models of the manipulation problem, the implementation of demonstrator and the experimental validation, with strong connection with the application and the industrial requirements.


We are looking for a scientist with the following competences/skills:

- Sound background and working experience in mechatronics/robotics/control system design;
- Proficiency in computer-aided design, enabling device prototyping/fabrication;
- Strong competencies in programming (C/C++, ROS), in particular in the control of robotic manipulators/devices;
- Competencies in numerical modeling and simulation (MATLAB) of rigid and deformable systems.
All the above competences/skills are highly desirable but not all are strictly mandatory. Strong organizational skills, creativity, motivation and communication skills (oral and written) are highly required.

The prospective candidate has a Ph.D. in Mechatronics, Automation Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science or related fields. 

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Opportunità neolaureati/laureandi

La società M.I. Project S.r.l. è alla ricerca di una figura professionale da inserire nel proprio staff. 
Il candidato ideale è un laureando e/o laureato in Ingegneria Elettrica / Automazione Industriale, il quale sarà affiancato da un nostro esperto in attività formative riguardanti:
·         Progettazione hardware nel settore dell'Automazione Industriale
·         Progettazione e realizzazione di software
·         Sviluppo e test di software per Automazione Industriale
·         Preparazione degli schemi elettrici per il collegamento dei dispositivi (PLC e moduli vari)
·         Messa in servizio e manutenzione hardware/software
Per maggiori informazioni contattare:


The robotics and computer vision project JdeRobot [1], offers several vacancies for students, full time, for three months this summer.
JdeRobot has been selected by Google to participate on its Summer of Code (GSoC-2017) [2]), a global program for bringing student developers into open source software development. JdeRobot is looking for interesting student applicants. Accepted students will participate in real-world software development, including the improvement of a framework for teaching robotics and computer vision [4] while getting paid. The 'job' consists on programming in one of the proposed robotic projects [3]. All projects can be done remotely, from everywhere around the world, the feedback from JdeRobot mentors is done mainly using videconf and email. Directions to apply are here [3].






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