september 2015

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vi inoltro la newsletter della I-RAS.
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Cordialmente,

Lucia

www.i-ras.it

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INDICE

x. Gianluca Antonelli candidato per l’IEEE AdCom (Lucia Pallottino)
x. IEEE I-RAS Young Author Best Paper Award 2015, vincitore e consegna premio (Lucia Pallottino)
x. IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation to Prof. Bruno Siciliano(Lucia Pallottino)
x. PostDoc Openings in Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab Department of Advanced Robotics Italian Institute of Technology (Nikolaos Tsagarakis)
x. Job Openings for Mechatronic/ Robotic Engineers Department of Advanced Robotics Italian Institute of Technology (Nikolaos Tsagarakis)

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x. Gianluca Antonelli candidato per l’IEEE AdCom (Lucia Pallottino)

Con grande piacere vi comunico che Gianluca Antonelli, past-chair di questo chapter, è tra i candidati (unico italiano!) per le elezioni dell’ADCOM IEEE. Gianluca ha sempre svolto il suo lavoro nella gestione del chapter con grande dedizione ponendo attenzione sia alle necessità della società che alle richieste dei membri. Sono quindi sicura che in caso di elezione Gianluca svolgerà un ottimo lavoro anche nell’ADCOM. Invito quindi tutti voi a partecipare alle elezioni (https://eballot4.votenet.com/IEEE) e, se volete, ad appoggiare la candidatura di Gianluca pubblicizzandola anche all’interno degli altri settori di ricerca.

Lucia Pallottino

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x. IEEE I-RAS Young Author Best Paper Award 2015, vincitore e consegna premio (Lucia Pallottino)

In occasione del Convegno SIDRA, tenutosi a Bari dal 7 al 9 Settembre 2015, è stata organizzata la cena annuale del chapter che ha visto la consegna del premio:
IEEE I-RAS Young Author Best Paper Award 2015

In questa edizione la commissione era formata da: Gianluca Antonelli, Arianna Menciassi, Daniele Nardi, Lucia Pallottino e Paolo Rocco.

Il vincitore è risultato Fabio Ruggiero con l’articolo:
V. Lippiello, F. RUGGIERO, B. Siciliano, L. Villani, "Visual grasp planning for unknown objects using a multi-fingered robotic hand", IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 18, n. 3, pp. 1050-1059, 2013.

Sul sito del chapter e sulla pagina Facebook trovate le foto della consegna del premio.

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x. IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation to Prof. Bruno Siciliano(Lucia Pallottino)

Con qualche ritardo vi comunico che in occasione della conferenza ICRA a Seattle, il 28 Maggio 2015 il Prof. Siciliano ha ricevuto il “2015 IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation” con le seguenti motivazioni:
“for his outstanding leadership in the robotics and automation community as a research innovator, an inspired educator, a dedicated contributor of professional service, an ambassador of science and technology”.

Complimenti!

Lucia Pallottino

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x. PostDoc Openings in Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab Department of Advanced Robotics Italian Institute of Technology (Nikolaos Tsagarakis)

The Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab at the Department of Advanced Robotics (http://www.iit.it/en/advanced-robotics/) at the Italian Institute of Technology IIT (an English language Institute) placed in Genoa, is seeking to appoint international full-time junior/senior postdoctoral research fellows that will have a key research role on the areas of Mechanical Design and/or Control of emergent high performance robot prototypes which are under development within the European Commission funded projects CENTAURO (https://www.centauro-project.eu/) and WALK-MAN (www.walk-man.eu). We are looking for highly motivated young scientists with a background and PhD in Robotics, Mechanical or Control Engineering and a well established publication record in two or more of the following subjects depending on their area of expertise (Mechanical Design and/or Control):

Mechanical Design

Design of compliant robots and actuation.
Mechanical design of Humanoids or multi-body robots and mechanisms
Design of articulated legged systems with customised sensing and actuation.
Design of articulated robotic arms, end effectors and hands.

Robot Control

Locomotion and trajectory generation for legged platforms
Balance stabilizers and push recovery strategies for legged robots
Whole body control and motion planning

The selected applicants are expected to have proficiency in hardware design and/or strong competences in robot control, C/C++ programming and MATLAB with a proven portfolio of experience in practical projects and excellent hands-on practical skills. The full details of the positions requirements as well as instructions on how to apply can be found in the following links:

For the Postdoc in the EU Project CENTAURO : http://www.iit.it/en/openings/research-departments/advanced-robotics-ope...

For the Postdoc in the EU Project WALK-MAN : http://www.iit.it/en/openings/research-departments/advanced-robotics-ope...

The positions are open for immediate starting. Expected start date could be from 1st November 2015. The successful candidates will be offered a contract of two years with a highly competitive salary which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posts will offer possible future career options and advancement on successful completion. International applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support for visa issues.

Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV outlining experience and qualifications, list of publications, a statement of research interests and plans, and the names of at least three referees to Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis@iit.it).

For consideration, apply by 30.09.2015.
Kind Regards,

Nikos Tsagarakis

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N.G.Tsagarakis, Tenured Senior Scientist
Dept of Advanced Robotics (ADVR)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Genova)
Via Morego 30, Genova 16163, Italy
e-mail: nikos.tsagarakis@iit.it
tel: +39 010 71781 - ext 428
fax: +39 010 720321
url: http://www.iit.it/en/people/nikos-tsagarakis.html
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x. Job Openings for Mechatronic/ Robotic Engineers Department of Advanced Robotics Italian Institute of Technology (Nikolaos Tsagarakis)

The Humanoid & Human Centred Mechatronics Lab of the Department of Advanced Robotics at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) an English-language research Institute placed in Genoa, Italy, is seeking to full-time appoint well motivated Junior Mechanical/Robot design/assembly Engineers that will have a key research role on the area of mechanical design and assembly of prototype robotic systems. We are looking for highly motivated skilled and enthusiastic Junior Mechanical Engineers with specialization on Mechanical design Engineering and an excellent, well established record in designing, building and analysing robotics systems with highly customised sensing and actuation and clever, functional, and aesthetic mechanical devices.

Specific responsibilities of the job would include the following:

• Design and optimise 3D/2D models of robot parts and assemblies.
• Interact with workshops and evaluate manufacturers and suppliers of nonstandard parts.
• Generate detailed technical documentation for 3D/2D assembly and parts manufacturing.
• Collaborate with other engineering disciplines (electronics, software) to ensure the successful integration of other hardware components with the rest of the mechanical system.
• Integrate mechanical and electronic components to assemble and physically test novel customized robot prototypes
• Debugging and Troubleshoot of hardware issues.

The ideal candidate should possess a Mechanical Engineer degree and be able to demonstrate:
• Proficiency in hardware design and mechanism analysis with a proven portfolio of practical designs and excellent hands-on practical skills.
• Excellent knowledge of design software tools (primarily with Pro Engineer, ANSYS, other relevant also welcome) is a must.
• Excellent expertise in hardware integration and debugging
• Applicants should demonstrate at least 2 years of previous practice in similar tasks.

Any Industrial design experience in robotics, automotive, aerospace or other relevant fields is strongly welcome.

The positions are open for immediate starting. The successful candidate will be offered a contract with a highly competitive salary which will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For further information contact: Dr Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis@iit.it)

Interested applicants should submit in electronic form their CV outlining experience and qualifications, and a statement of interests and plans to Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis@iit.it), quoting (MECHATRONIC ENGINEER) in the email subject.

For consideration, apply by 10.10.2015.

Kind Regards,
Nikos Tsagarakis

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N.G.Tsagarakis, Tenured Senior Scientist
Dept of Advanced Robotics (ADVR)
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Genova)
Via Morego 30, Genova 16163, Italy
e-mail: nikos.tsagarakis@iit.it
tel: +39 010 71781 - ext 428
fax: +39 010 720321
url: http://www.iit.it/en/people/nikos-tsagarakis.html
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