The Soft Robotics for human cooperation and rehabilitation (SoftBots) Research Line of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is seeking for two (2) highly motivated, Fellow researchers (holding a master degree). The SoftBots Lab is known for its cutting-edge research in the areas of collaborative robotics, human-robot interaction and collaboration and assistive robotics.

The successful candidates will work on a project linked to the ERC Synergy Grant Natural BionicS (Grant Agreement No. 810346), which deals with the development of the latest-generation bionic prostheses, combining robotics, software and surgery, in order to obtain “natural” limbs to be connected to the central nervous system.

Natural Bionics Partners are the following: Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IT), Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (UK), Medizinische Universitaet Wien (AUT).

Required qualifications:

•    Master degree in mechatronics, robotics and control or related fields.

•    Good communication skills and ability to integrate within a multidisciplinary team.

•    Creative, proactive and collaborative attitude.

•    English language skills (written and oral).

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of control tools, e.g. Matlab, Simulink.
  • Knowledge of C++ and ROS programming.
  • Experience with F/T sensors, surface EMG sensors.
  • Data acquisition, e.g. with I/O boards or motion capture systems.
  • Knowledge of CAD system for robotic design (e.g. Creo).

Please submit your application (including a detailed CV, university transcripts, cover letter outlining motivation, experience and qualifications for the post and contact information of 2 references) using the online form.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, nanoscience and technology.

Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT ( was founded with the objective of promoting Italy’s technological development and further education in science and technology. In this sense, IIT’s scientific program is based on the combination of basic scientific research with the development of technical applications, a major inspirational principle. The research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application possibilities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

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 Apr 27, 2021, 9:23:03 AM


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