Open Positions

The Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory is recruiting 2 postdoctoral fellows

The Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) at EPFL is seeking 2 postdoctoral fellows to participate in research projects that develop novel approaches from machine learning and impedance control to enable safe and highly adaptive manipulation of fragile objects when in direct contact with humans. The postdoctoral fellows will port the algorithms on the robot manipulators available in the lab (KUKA iiwa, Allegro Hand). For more information on the lab, see http://lasa.epfl.ch.
This is a one-year position, renewable on a yearly basis for up to three years. The position will be filled as soon as possible with a starting date of 1 February 2019.
The applicant should hold a PhD in robotics with a strong background in machine learning.
Applicants should send a brief letter of motivation, and up to date CV and copies of two most relevant publications to aude.billard@epfl.ch

 

 

The Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory is recruiting a researcher

The Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) is looking for a researcher to work on a joint project between LASA and Samsung. The project requires to develop a safe and compliant robot that can interact with humans. The controller will be based on learning human motion and hence requires the use of different machine learning techniques.
The applicant must have a background in robot control and (if possible) in machine learning.
Applicants with MSc degrees in robotics, mechanical engineering, microeingeering, electrical engineering, computer science and physics are particularly well suited.
This is a one year contract, possibly renewable for a second year.
Starting date: January 15, 2019.
Interested candidates should send a CV with a motivation letter as soon as possible, as we will hire on a first come first serve basis.
Applications files should be sent by email to: Prof. Aude Billard, aude.billard@epfl.ch

 

 

Biorob is recruiting for a Postdoc position in amphibious field robotics

The Biorobotics laboratory (Biorob, http://biorob.epfl.ch/) at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) has one open postdoc position in amphibious field robotics and biorobotics. The goal of the project is to participate to the design and control of salamander-like robots capable of swimming and walking for search-and-rescue applications. The work is part of the Swiss NCCR in robotics, and involves collaborations with other robotics laboratories in Switzerland. Several amphibious prototypes exist in the lab, and the goal of the position is to improve them mainly in terms of sensing, robustness, and locomotor abilities.
The position is fully funded for 2 years (possibly up to 4 years).  EPFL is one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Europe and offers internationally competitive salaries and research infrastructure.
Requirements:
Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong publication record in robotics. The ideal candidate should be a good robotics integrator and have prior experience in:
  • sensor integration
  • programming of locomotion controllers for legged and snake-like robots
  • experimental robotics
  • (bonus) mechanical design of field robots and biorobots
Good communication and management skills are a plus. Fluency in oral and written English is required.
How to apply for the Postdoc position:
The application should consists of a motivation letter (explaining why you are interested in the project, and why you feel qualified for it), a
full CV, two or three relevant publications, and the email addresses of two referees. PDF files are preferred. The files should be sent to
Deadline and starting date:
The starting date is December 2018 (or soon after it).  Applications are requested for Oct 19 2018, and will then be processed as they arrive until the position is closed.
Contact:
Information concerning the type of research carried out by the group can be found at http://biorob.epfl.ch/. You should send your application and any inquiry by email to auke.ijspeert@epfl.ch

 

 

The LIS (Laboratory of Intelligent Systems) is recruiting for several positions: 

Postdoc in Multifunctional Drone Design

The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (Prof. Dario Floreano, http://lis.epfl.ch) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in drone design. The project will consist in the design and prototyping of multi-functional drones. Applicants should have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Aeronautical Engineering, or Robotics and demonstrated realisation of robotic systems.

The position is available immediately. Candidates should send an email to Dario.Floreano@epfl.ch with a CV, cover letter, contact of two references, and full list of publications with copy of 2-3 most representative ones. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoc in Evolutionary Computation / Robotics

The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (Prof. Dario Floreano, http://lis.epfl.ch) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to study open-ended evolution of soft multi-cellular robots. The project will include modelling and simulation of soft-bodied systems. Applicants should have published in the field of evolutionary computation and have demonstrated programming skills.

The position is available immediately. Candidates should send an email to Dario.Floreano@epfl.ch with a CV, cover letter, contact of two references, and full list of publications with copy of 2-3 most representative ones. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

PhD in Multi-Modal Aerial Robots

The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems (Prof. Dario Floreano, http://lis.epfl.ch) invites applications for several PhD fellowships  in design and prototyping of multimodal and adaptive flying robots. We aim at developing robots that achieve the agility of birds when they fly through narrow passages or land and walk on tree branches. Such robots would be able to fly and reach destinations that no other robot can.

Candidates should have a master degree in fields related to Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Micro-engineering. Previous exposure to drone design and control is an advantage. Candidates should apply to the EPFL Doctoral School in Robotics, Control, and Intelligent Systems and mention this position in the application letter. For more details please check: http://phd.epfl.ch/application.​​​​​​ Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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