Post-doc position in Haptics and Active Sensing

Data scadenza: 
16 Giugno 2022

The Department of Information Engineering (DII) in collaboration with the Bioengineering and Robotics Research Center Enrico Piaggio of the University of Pisa is opening a post-doctoral research position in Haptics and Active Sensing:

The postdoc researcher will work on novel design architectures for wearable haptic systems, which should be used in different areas of human-machine interaction including assistive applications, virtual and augmented reality, telerobotics/surgical robotics. For the latter application field, a degree of autonomy of the robotic counterpart is envisioned to enable optimal robotic movements that should maximize the information uptake for given tactile properties of the explored objects, e.g. softness, within the general paradigm of active sensing.
Candidates should hold a PhD in robotics and/or mechanical engineering and should ideally have experience in: haptics and human factors; mechanical design and integration of robotic systems; control theory and applications to robotic and haptic systems; programming e.g C++ .

The deadline for applications is June 16th 2022, 1 pm (Italian Time Zone, CEST).

For more information please visit :

or contact Matteo Bianchi Ph.D. [], and Paolo Salaris, Ph.D.  [] with the subject: POSTDOC CANDIDATE (Haptics and Active Sensing).


About University of Pisa - DII - Research Center Enrico Piaggio 
The University of Pisa (UNIPI), founded in 1343, is among the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe, with alumni such as Galilei, Volterra and Fermi.

The Department of Information Engineering (DII) of the University of Pisa is an Excellence Center for Research and Higher Education in the field of Information and CommunicationTechnology (ICT), Robotics and Bioengineering. 

The "Enrico Piaggio" Research Centre, founded in 1962, organises interdisciplinary research among engineering, medicine, and biological scientists towards applications in Bioengineering and Robotics. The Enrico Piaggio Centre has long standing experience in managing contracts with international, EU, and industrial partners. The Robotics group focuses on robotics and embodied intelligence. The group is among the originators of the modern approach to physical human-robot interaction, with a particular attention to the study of hands and haptics, human tactual perception and the relationship between perceptual illusions in the visual and tactile domains.