[visionlist] [jobs] Postdoctoral position in “Cognition for safety and ergonomics for human-robot interaction in manufacturing workspaces” - [ Postdoc ]

Francesco Rea Francesco.Rea at iit.it
Fri May 8 02:29:51 -04 2020

The COgNiTive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa – Center for Human Technologies, is opening one postdoctoral position focusing on the assessment of engagement with safety and ergonomic work, design of proactive measures and counter measures for safety preservation, optimization of ergonomics, design of software infrastructure for social interaction and safety-ergonomic preservation.
The research activities will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Alessandra Sciutti and Dr. Francesco Rea (Participant Manager within the Steering Board -SB).
The selected candidate will work with a multidisciplinary consortium of participant to the awarded project APRIL (H2020, n. G.A. 870142). APRIL project aims at implementing and deploying market oriented, low cost and multipurpose robots that supports semiautomatic tasks in manufacturing production lines and handle flexible or deformable materials in industries of any size or domain. The candidate will work with different robotic platforms for human-robot interaction in manufacturing context selected together with the consortium and with different sensorial setups specifically designed to assess the gaze pattern, reaction time, working movements, fatigue level in workers.
The activity will be carried out within the implementation of the APRIL project in a fully equipped laboratory, including motion capture and eye-tracking devices, and in a team with a variety of competences ranging from robotics to designing of experimental studies on humans.
The research for this Postdoctoral position will involve:

  *   Sensing of human working conditions for social, safe and ergonomic based activities on human-robot collaboration
  *   Design of control systems for Safety in human-robot collaboration
  *   Development of a system improving human-robot social collaboration in manufacturing context
  *   Development of a system improving ergonomics and mitigating health and safety risks
The first goal of the research is redesigning cognition for safety and ergonomics for human-robot collaboration in manufacturing workspaces. The second goal of technological implications is to support the design of new multipurpose robotics for manipulation of deformable materials in manufacturing processes.

The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.

Interested applicants should submit CV, list of publications, name and contacts of 2 referees and a statement of research interest to jobpost.78417 at iit.it<mailto:jobpost.78417 at iit.it> by May 20, 2020 quoting Postdoctoral position in “Cognition for safety and ergonomics for human-robot interaction in manufacturing workspaces - CB 78417” in the subject line.

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