The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in learning and control of soft grippers. The postdoctoral fellow will join a diverse team of postdocs and PhD students working on mechanical design, materials, and integration of compliant and lightweight grippers for grasping, perching, and manipulation of rigid and deformable objects. The project is carried out in collaboration with the laboratory of Prof. Herb Shea. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to deep neural learning, evolutionary algorithms, computer vision, and biologically inspired control.
Shintake, Rosset, Schubert, Floreano, Shea (2016). Versatile soft grippers with intrinsic electroadhesion based on multifunctional polymer actuators, Advanced Materials, 28(2), DOI: 10.1002/adma.201504264
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.