november 2015

Cari colleghi,

vi inoltro la newsletter della I-RAS.

Cordialmente,

Lucia

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INDICE

x. Premio internazionale "Guido Dorso" a Bruno Siciliano (Luigi Villani)

x. PostDoc positions in Soft Manipulation at IIT (Domenico Prattichizzo)

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x. Premio internazionale "Guido Dorso" a Bruno Siciliano

La 36ma edizione del premio internazionale "Guido Dorso", promosso dall'omonima associazione presieduta da Nicola Squitieri, è stato assegnato a Bruno Siciliano per la sezione ‘Università’.

I riconoscimenti verranno consegnati con l'intervento degli esponenti del mondo politico e istituzionale, nel corso di una cerimonia che si terrà giovedì 15 ottobre 2015, alle 16, al Senato della Repubblica presso la sala Zuccari di palazzo Giustiniani.

L'iniziativa - patrocinata dal Senato della Repubblica, dal Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche e dall'Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II- segnala dal 1970 contestualmente giovani studiosi del nostro Mezzogiorno e personalità del mondo istituzionale, economico, scientifico e culturale che "hanno contribuito con la loro attività a sostenere le esigenze di sviluppo e di progresso del Sud“:

Notizia su sito Unina

Foto della cerimonia della premiazione

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x. PostDoc positions in Soft Manipulation at IIT (Domenico Prattichizzo)

PostDoc Positions in SOFT MANIPULATION at the Dept. of Advanced Robotics of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy

http://www.iit.it/en/research/departments/advanced-robotics.html

The selected applicants of these positions will join an interdisciplinary research group and have the opportunity to pursue research within the H2020 SOMA (Soft Manipulation) project, funded by the European Commission under the grant agreement n. 645599, which has recently started in collaboration with a consortium of leading Universities and research Institutes in Europe.

Research will focus on the development and control of highly adaptable compliant and robust robotic hands and end-effectors, integrating novel soft robotics design solutions and compliant actuation principles and technologies. The developed systems will be employed to provide effective and stable manipulation of demanding and partially unknown objects.

We are looking for highly motivated scientists with a background and PhD in Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, Control Theory and well established publications record in one or more of the following areas:
Design of robotic hands/fingers or other type of robotic end-effectors and grippers with customized actuation
Compliant actuation, tendon transmissions and under actuation principles
Grasping planning, re-planning and optimization for powerful and/or dextrous manipulation
Grasping stability and force/Impedance control
Perception driven reflexive grasping
Control of robots
Proficiency in one of more areas which include hardware design and mechanism analysis, whilst robot kinematics/dynamics, grasping control and physical system modelling are considered essential. Excellent hands-on practical skills will be a plus. Candidates should have a track record of excellence in research, a computer science and robotics background, a solid education in math, excellent programming and software engineering skills, and you should be proficient in the English language. Speaking Italian is not required. You will get a competitive compensation, a stimulating, supportive, and well-equipped research environment, great colleagues, and fun experiences in a very exciting research center (www.iit.it ).

INFO AND APPLICATION
https://www.iit.it/en/openings/research-departments/advanced-robotics-op...

CONTACTS
Domenico Prattichizzo (domenico.prattichizzo@iit.it) and Nikos Tsagarakis (nikos.tsagarakis@iit.it).

DEADLINE
Please note that the deadline for applications is November 13, 2015.

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