Job: PhD openings in Haptic Systems at Italian Institute of Technology

PhD Openings in Haptic Systems

Department of Advanced Robotics
Italian Institute of Technology

The Department of Advanced Robotics ( at the Italian Institute of Technology IIT (an English language Institute) placed in Genoa has a number of PhD openings within the research areas of Haptic Systems, Virtual and Augmented Reality (starting in January 2011). Please see below the list of the available themes [one position available per theme].

PhD Themes (Haptic Systems):

Theme 1: Enhancing the Stability of Haptic Systems: Novel Haptic actuators with Variable Physical damping.

Theme 2: Development of a Bi-manual Semi-Exoskeleton System for Enhanced Teleoperation and Virtual Immersion.

Theme 3: Tactile and Force feedback Integration in Virtual Reality and Teleoperation.

Theme 4: Evaluation of force and tactile feedback devices by measuring user performance.

Application Requirements:

Interested candidates holding a Master degree in Human factors, Psychology, Mechanical / Electrical engineering, Computer science, or other related fields are invited to apply for admission.

To apply please send a detailed CV, a statement of motivation, at least 2 reference letters, degree certificates, transcripts of grades and any additional support material to Dr. Nikos Tsagarakis and Floriana Sardi (look for them in In addition, the applicants should fill the online application form at ( under the “PhD School – Life and Human Technologies” Tab no later than the 24th of September 2010.

International applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support with visa issues, relocation, etc.

For further details concerning the themes, see the link at Robotics, Cognition and Interaction Technologies:A4.

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