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Postdoc Researcher - Task planning and learning for robotized recycling tasks

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Guillem Alenyà Ribas



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The "Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI), CSIC-UPC" is seeking a highly motivated applicant with a keen interest in doing research in automated planning and cognitive science applied to real robotic problems in the framework of the IMAGINE project. The postdoc will be supervised by Dr. Guillem Alenyà and Prof. Carme Torras.

IRI is a Joint University Research Institute participated by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) that conducts research in human-centered robotics and automatic control. The institute, is a key player in the Spanish robotics and automatic control scenes, and a valued participant in a large number of international collaborations including more than ten ongoing H2020 projects and an ERC Advanced Grant. Recently, it has been recognized as a Maria de Maeztu Excellence Unit, the main accreditation given by the Spanish Government to research units that stand out for the impact and international relevance of their results.

The position is linked to IMAGINE, a European project which seeks to enable robots to understand the structure of their environment and how it is affected by their actions. "Understanding" here means the ability of the robot (a) to determine the applicability of an action along with parameters to achieve the desired effect, and (b) to discern to what extent an action succeeded, and to infer possible causes of failure and generate recovery actions. This scientific objective is pursued in the context of recycling of electromechanical appliances.

The postdoc will be incorporated into the Perception and Manipulation Group of IRI. S/he will be hired through a 2-year postdoctoral contract with a salary in the range of 27000 to 35000 € gross per year, depending on experience and skills. The incorporation will be take place as soon as possible.


Qualifications: PhD in automated planning, preferably with experience in robotics.
Knowledge: Skills in C++ programming
Experience: Good track of publications in international journals and conferences of the area.
Languages: Fluent in English


Please, send your documentation before 15/07/2018 to:

Email: jobs (at)
Address: Parc Tecnològic de Barcelona. C/ Llorens i Artigas 4-6, 2a planta. 08028 Barcelona, Spain.
Fax: 93 401 57 50
Note: Please, remember to reference the offer (ID-63) and include the following documentation: CV, references