Project Name: SoftManBot (Advanced RoBOTic Technology for Handling SOFT Materials in MANufacturing Sectors)
Beginning Date: 1st October 2019
Duration: 3 years for PhDs and 2 years for postdocs
Place: Institut Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Requirements: Master on Robotics (for PhD) or PhD on robotics (for postdoc),
computer vision, manipulator robot control and ROS programming
Project Description: SOFTMANBOT is a research and innovation project that will provide an innovative robotic system for handling flexible and deformable materials within labor-intensive production processes. The system will be composed by three main pillars: generic robotic perception (perception of the product and the human operator), a multi-sensor control and planning platform (advanced control algorithms for shape and contact servoing and AI-based task generalization) and smart dexterous grippers (smart mechanical design which will embody grasping/manipulation skills and integrate sensors, mainly tactile) able to handle soft components with high-levels of robustness and flexibility. Special attention will be paid to the integration of novel robotic concepts based on aspects of safety, ergonomics, adaptability, acceptance and user experience. Industrially relevant pilot demonstrators will be implemented for four key manufacturing sectors: toys, textile, footwear and tyres.
Working context: The scientific excellence and international dimensions of the work will be essential. The retained candidates will work in an international team of academic and industrial partners from 4 different European countries (Spain, France, Italy and Germany). They will travel to all these countries for the consortium meetings and participate in top international robotic conferences (IROS, ICRA). They will work very closely with engineers from the innovation services of Michelin in order to integrate real demonstrators with mobile manipulators for tyre assembly.
Application: Interested candidates should send their CVs with 2 reference contacts as a single pdf file to: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with [SoftManBot application] as email subject.
|Intitulé||PhD and Postdoc Positions Available for H2020 European Project in France|
|Job location||IMobS3 Laboratoire d'Excellence - Université Clermont Auvergne 4 Avenue Blaise Pascal TSA 60026 63178 AUBIERE cedex, 63178 AUBIERE|
|Publié||juin 14, 2019|
|Date limite d'inscription||Non Spécifiée|
|Types d'emploi||Post doc,   PhD  |
|Domaines de recherche :||Génie des matériaux,   Langages de programmation,   Ingénierie des systèmes de commande,   Ingénierie de production,   Robotique,   Vision par ordinateur  |