Are you fascinated by robotic manipulation and would like to contribute to a step-change in robotic dexterity? At the TU/e, we are looking for a passionate and skilled researcher with proven experience in robotic manipulation and perception, willing to join a lively European project consortium focusing on impact-aware manipulation (https://www.i-am-project.eu).
The I.AM. project is enriching traditional pick-and-place robot technology by developing human-like grab-and-toss capabilities. Driven by real use-case scenarios from the logistic industry, we are developing modeling, learning, planning, perception, and control methods to exploits intentional collisions for manipulation.
The Dynamics and Control Robotics and Perception group of the TU/e is coordinator of the I.AM. project and our role in this project concerns the collection and long-term storage of robot-object-environment impact data, the development of predictive models for post-impact state forecasting, and the foundation and validation of impact-aware robot control. Besides these key activities, the group actively support the physical realization of the three validation scenarios of the project (TOSS, BOX, and GRAB), focusing of having robot tossing objects on conveyor belts, densily stacking objects in tote containers, and swiftly grabbing boxes from a pallet, respectively.
Your task will include:
The research area is that of impact-aware robotics (cf. https://impact-aware-robotics.gitlab.io/IROS2021workshop/) and therefore it is expected that you have strong interest and relevant experience in specific topics such as
Two labs are available for the project purpose: (a) the robotics lab of the TU/e, provided in particular with a 12 cameras Optitrack mocap system, 2 panda arms, and VR HMD and controllers for teleoperation; (b) a joint industry-university Innovation Lab on TU/e campus, provided with an UR10 and 1 Panda robot arms, industrial vacuum grippers, 360Hz 6-camera motion capture system, and an industrial conveyor belt.
Located in the Brainport region, which attracts 40% of all Dutch spending on research and development, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is one of Europe's leading research universities, and part of the prestigious EuroTech Universities Alliance (https://eurotech-universities.eu). TU/e offers graduate engineering programs and post-graduate technological design, PhD and teacher-training programs. The mission is to educate students to become leading industrial professionals and academic scientists, and to generate and valorize ground breaking scientific knowledge, by building and supporting the industrial activities in the region and far beyond.
We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
Alessandro Saccon, a.saccon[at]tue.nl, coordinator of the H2020 I.AM. project (https://www.i-am-project.eu/)
For information about terms of employment, click here or contact HRServices.gemini[at]tue.nl
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Both national and international applications to this advertisement are appreciated. We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled. Starting can be as soon as January 2022.
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