The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to study learning and control of agile flight in avian-inspired drones. The candidate will join a team of postdocs and PhD students working on mechanical design, aerodynamic modelling, meta-materials, embedded computation, machine learning, and control of new feathered drones with unprecedented agility and multi-modal locomotion. The laboratory has access to supercomputing facilities, to a motion-tracking hall with an embedded wind tunnel for testing and characterisation, and to dedicated workshops. The project is carried out in collaboration with the laboratory of Prof. Davide Scaramuzza at University of Zurich. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in learning and/or biologically inspired control and a strong motivation to make foundational scientific contributions.
Ajanic, Feroshkan, Mintchev, Floreano (2020). Bioinspired wing and tail morphing extends drone flight capabilities, Science Robotics, 5(47), DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.abc2897
Applicants should send an email to Dario.Floreano@epfl.ch with a CV, names and contacts of two references, and a full publication list. Selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.