Fellow Position in Development of Firmware & High Level Control for Exoskeletons

Fellow Position in Development of Firmware & High Level Control for Exoskeletons

(12 Months)

IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Genoa, Italy

YOUR TEAM

You will be working in a multi-disciplinary group, where researchers from a range of scientific and engineering backgrounds collaborate to create novel solutions to key problems in robotics.

The Dept. of Advanced Robotics, directed by Prof Darwin Caldwell, focuses on an innovative, multidisciplinary approach to robot design and control, and the development of novel robotic components and technologies for applications in medical, surgical and rehabilitation robotics, exoskeletons and force augmentation, manipulation and dexterous manipulators, telepresence and teleoperation, industrial automation and robotics, active perception and learning, inspection robotics, hyper-redundant robots, robot dynamics and “fast” robot and robots for hazardous environments.

The selected candidate will join an interdisciplinary team led by Dr. Christian Di Natali, within the Exoskeleton Laboratory (XoLab), and have the opportunity to pursue research and development within the European project STREAM (Smart Tools for Railway work safEty and performAnce iMprovement). One of the main goals of STREAM, where the candidate will be involved, is the development of industrial exoskeletons for the assistance of workers of the rail sector during manual handlings tasks. The European project allow the possibility to collaborate with European Companies and Universities toward a common goal of improving ergonomics, safety and working conditions across the railway construction sector.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Embedded firmware development
  • Design and optimization of control algorithms for robotic applications
  • Design and optimization of control algorithms for machine learning techniques for human activity recognition

This open position is financed by the European Commission (H2020) and Shift2Rail within the STREAM project (G.A. 101015418).

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • At the time of the application, the prospected candidate is about to take a Master’s Degree in a relevant subject area (software engineering, control engineering and electronics engineering) or has recently obtained it within the past six months;
  • Proficiency in Unix/Linux, C/C++;
  • Knowledge and interest in embedded systems;
  • Knowledge and interest in machine learning techniques and/or activity recognition techniques;
  • Experience in software design and architecture;
  • Experience in the area of exoskeletons, assistive robotics, and control strategies (relevant plus);
  • Good command of spoken and written English.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Experience with C/C++;
  • Experience with embedded firmware development;
  • Experience in robotic control;
  • Strong interest in exoskeletons and assistive devices;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Strong problem solving attitude;
  • High motivation to learn;
  • Good at time and priority management;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment;
  • Strong team player.

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