Post-doc Position in Design and Control of Amphibious Salamander-like Robots (Lausanne, Switzerland)

The Biorobotics laboratory (Biorob, at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) has one open position in the design and control of amphibious salamander-like robots for search-and-rescue missions, starting as soon as possible. The objectives of the project will be:

(1) to design and build the next generation of our salamander-like robots to make a robot suitable for outdoors locomotion and search-and-rescue missions,

(2) to sensorize the robot for outdoor perception, and

(3) to design locomotion controllers that can tackle unstructured terrains. The project will extend our previous salamander-like robots Salamandra robotica and Pleurobot, see and

EPFL is one of the leading Institutes of Technology in Europe and offers internationally competitive salaries and research infrastructure.

Candidates should have a PhD and a strong publication record in fields related to biorobotics, field robotics, or search-and-rescue robotics. The ideal candidate should have a strong expertise in robot design (in particular for outdoor use), with additional expertise in control and experimentation.

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 by email to Prof. Auke Jan Ijspeert.

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