To PhD student candidates in Robotics/Haptics/VR/AR/AI – Submit your CV by the end of the February 2018.

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Dear Interested *PhD student candidates* in Robotics, Haptics, HCI, AI for Human-Robot Interaction,

the SIRSLab group http://sirslab.org, of the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics of the University of Siena, led by Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo, is seeking candidates for PhD positions in the fields of wearable robotics, wearable haptics, human robot interaction mediated by wearable technologies in industry 4.0, assistive robotics, virtual reality and augmented reality, teleoperation and robotic manipulation, AI and robotic manipulation.

More information about the SIRSLab group and the research carried out by its members can be found by accessing the group’s web page: at the address: http://sirslab.org

Perspective candidates must hold a degree in Control, Robotics, Automation, Information and Communication Technology, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering or related disciplines, be able to program in Matlab and C, and speak English and Italian proficiently. Knowledge of control theory, robotics, mechatronics, design, human-studies, human-machine interface and statistical signal processing is appreciated. Candidates who are expected to get their degree before the beginning of the PhD course in October will also be take into consideration.

*** A pre-selection process is expected to be carried out starting from mid February until the first week of March 2018 (the official call will be out very soon). *** As a result of the preselection an admission offer will be issued by the University of Siena, which the selected candidates can use to look for financial sponsorship, for instance, but not only, by applying for national mobility funds. Students who will get a financial sponsorship will eventually be admitted to the PhD program of the Information Engineering and Mathematics Department (http://phdies.ing.unisi.it/), within the SIRSLab group under the guidance of Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo. The PhD program, lasting three years according to Italian legislation, is expected to start in October 1, 2018.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an expression of interest to Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo (domenico.prattichizzo@unisi.it), to get more information about this program. The expression of interest must include a complete CV.

Yours Sincerely
Domenico Prattichizzo

[jobs] 2 PHD Openings – Highly Wearable Robotics and Highly Wearable Haptics – University of Siena – Deadline July 17, 2017 (2pm).

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Dear future scientists, if you want to start a new research adventure on Wearable Haptics for AR/VR and Teleoperation and on Supernumerary Robotic Limbs to help people with impairments and to define new paradigms of human robot integrations, apply to the two PhD scholarships on
– Supernumerary limbs to compensate and augment the manipulation abilities of humans
– Technologies and methodologies for robotic manipulation and wearable haptics [In cooperation with Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova] now available at the SIRSLab of the University of Siena
The PhD program is in Information Engineering and Science at the University of Siena (one of the two scholarships is in cooperation with the Istituito Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova)
To apply to one of the two scholarships, follow the instruction on line  (this step is mandatory and the deadline is July 17 at 2pm)
and send an email to domenico.prattichizzo@unisi.it.
To know more about the research activities and for any additional questions send me an email.
Thanks for your interest
_Domenico Prattichizzo and the #sirslab team
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Domenico Prattichizzo
Professor of Robotics, University of Siena
Senior Scientist, IIT Genova
IEEE Fellow
email: prattichizzo@ing.unisi.it
www: https://prattichizzoblog.wordpress.com
phone: +39 329 2606659
skype: domenico.prattichizzo
hangouts: domenico.prattichizzo@gmail.com
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SIRSLab – Siena Robotics and System Lab – Main Lab Video Presentation – 2017 – #sirslab

The SIRSLab focuses on human centred robotics research and is established at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics of University of Siena and is coordinated by Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo (https://prattichizzoblog.wordpress.com). The SIRSLab is very active in the field of Robotics in Italy, and its main focus is on  haptics, wearables, virtual reality, and robotic grasping and manipulation. Main research subjects are:
– control of robotic manipulation and grasping
– bilateral human-robot tele manipulation
– wearable haptic interfaces and wearable robots
– applications of AR and VR
– rehabilitation robotics with application to stroke and parkinson
– telepresence and remote tactile interaction

Our vision is to design highly wearable robotic/haptic interfaces to propose novel paradigms of integration between humans and robots.

The SIRSLab closely cooperates with the Advanced Robotics Lab of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genova.

For any additional information about our research and opportunities to work with us send an email to prattichizzo@ing.unisi.it.

Domenico Prattichizzo

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Professor of Robotics, University of Siena
Senior Scientist, IIT Genova
IEEE Fellow
email: prattichizzo@ing.unisi.it
www: https://prattichizzoblog.wordpress.com
phone: +39 329 2606659
skype: domenico.prattichizzo
hangouts: domenico.prattichizzo@gmail.com
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Post-doc position [in our research group] on “Wearable Haptics and Grasping Devices Enhancing Robotic Synergy-Based Prosthesis” at the Dept. of Advanced Robotics of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy

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Post-doc position on “Wearable Haptics and Grasping Devices Enhancing Robotic Synergy-Based Prosthesis” at the Dept. of Advanced Robotics of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy

** The deadline for applications is February 28th, 2017.
** This is the link of the job post
** Description
The Advanced Robotics Research Line at IIT (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy) is looking for an outstanding, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in the field of mechatronics development of *wearable haptics and grasping devices enhancing robotic synergy-based prosthesis*.
The position is offered within “SoftPro – Synergy-based Open-source Foundations and Technologies for Prosthetics, Rehabilitation and Orthotics” project carried out in partnership with other universities, research institutes and companies in Europe. The SoftPro project is funded by the European Union’s H2020 Programme with Grant Agreement 688857. The project aims to study and design soft synergy-based robotics technologies to develop new prostheses, exoskeletons, and assistive devices for upper limb rehabilitation, which will greatly enhance the efficacy and accessibility for a greater number of users.
Although much has been done to develop advanced technology to tackle the real problems of individuals with sensorimotor impairments, the current situation is still far from satisfactory. Recent research in rehabilitative robotics has enriched the functionalities of rehabilitation, assistive and prosthetic devices. However, the impact on people with real needs in the real world is still very limited. By developing effective and accessible technology, SoftPro is expected to achieve three kinds of impact.
The post-doc will research into innovative methods/frameworks to develop and study wearable mechatronic solutions to enhance the performance of soft prosthesis prototypes. Such technological and theoretical results will address new studies and experiments for the improvement of the usability of low-cost and easy-to-access rehabilitative devices.
** Desired qualifications include:
– PhD degree in computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering.
– Experience in control system design.
– Experience in Mechatronics.
– Experience in C/C++ and Matlab.
– Experience in CAD design is desirable,
– Excellent publication record.
– Creativity and proactive attitude.
– Fluency in both spoken and written English.
– Strong team player.
** The salary will depend on qualifications and experience and will include additional health benefits.
** To apply, please send electronically a detailed CV with list of publications, university transcripts, your best first-author paper, a cover letter outlining motivation and statement of research interests/plan and two references letters to applications@iit.it and stating “SOFTPRO POST DOC CB 73243 ” in the subject of the e-mail. Only complete applications will be evaluated.
** For questions/info please contact Prof. Domenico Prattichizzo (domenico.prattichizzo@iit.it).

 

Domenico Prattichizzo
Professor of Robotics, University of Siena
Senior Scientist, IIT Genova 
IEEE Fellow 
skype: domenico.prattichizzo