[Comp-neuro] PhD and postdoc position in quadruped robotics and machine learning at EPFL, Lausanne Switzerland

Auke Ijspeert Auke.Ijspeert at epfl.ch
Wed Oct 21 16:06:24 CEST 2020


The Biorobotics laboratory (Biorob, https://www.epfl.ch/labs/biorob/ 
<https://www.epfl.ch/labs/biorob>) at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) has 
one open *PhD student* and one *postdoc position* in *quadruped robotics 
and machine learning*.  The project is at the intersection between 
robotics, machine learning, and computational neuroscience. Its goal is 
is to develop a computational architecture that (i) merges 
spinal-cord-like dynamics with higher-level planning and learning, (ii) 
allows testing hypotheses about animal motor control at a conceptual 
level, and (iii) can serve as basis for controlling, planning, and 
learning rich motor skills in robots. The architecture will be evaluated 
with a scenario that involves control and learning in a quadruped robot 
crossing a (simple) parkour. The positions are fully funded for 4 years 
through a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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

*Instructions to apply* can be found here: 
https://www.epfl.ch/labs/biorob/openings/

*The ideal starting date is early 2021* (with some flexibility). 
Applications will be considered starting *from November 15 2020*, and 
then continuously until the positions are filled.

Best regards,

Auke Ijspeert

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Office: ME D1 1226   Tel: +41 21 693 2658    Fax: +41 21 693 3705
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