[visionlist] Postdoctoral position in visuomotor control of catching and throwing – Rome, Italy
a.davella at hsantalucia.it
Mon Apr 24 08:40:28 -05 2017
Postdoctoral position in visuomotor control of catching and throwing –
A postdoctoral position is available in the group led by Prof. Andrea
d’Avella (a.davella at hsantalucia.it) in the Laboratory of Neuromotor
Physiology directed by Prof. Francesco Lacquaniti, at the Santa Lucia
Foundation in Rome, Italy. The researcher will be involved in ongoing
studies performed under the interdisciplinary project CogIMon, funded by
the H2020 program of the European Union. The project CogIMon aims at a
step change in human-robot interaction, and comprises leading robotics,
computational neuroscience, and human motor control European research
Research will be focused on investigating strategies for prediction,
coordination, and control during interactive human-human and human-robot
catching and throwing. Experiments are conducted with real balls in a
large motion capture setup and with virtual balls in an immersive
multisensory virtual environment where ball impact is rendered with a
haptic device, and human and robotic agents are simulated.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, a real
interest in human sensorimotor control, and strong quantitative and
programming skills. Experience with collection and analysis of
experimental data, psychophysics in virtual environments, computer
graphics and avatar animation are valuable assets.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants should provide a
statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact
information for references. The position is available starting on May
1^st 2017 and open until filled.
Andrea d'Avella, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Neuromotor Physiology
IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia
Via Ardeatina 306
00179 Roma, Italy
tel : (+39) 06-51501153
fax : (+39) 06-51501482
E-mail: a.davella at hsantalucia.it
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