Mechanical-Robotics Engineers

Engineer
IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Italy, Genova
Mar 2012
This job posting expired on July 1, 2012.

Openings for Mechanical-Robotics Engineers
The Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT – was established by the Italian government to promote technological development and training in the scientific and technological field. Toward this end, IIT is implementing a detailed scientific program, which comprises integration across fundamental research and application. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnologies.
The iCub Facility, a new endeavour at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) to foster institute-wide collaboration on the themes of robotics and, in particular, on the development of the iCub platform, has an opening for two positions in areas related to humanoid robot design. We are seeking to appoint international well motivated full-time mechanical engineers, with proven hands-on practical design skills, that will have a key role in the area of humanoid mechanical design. The selected candidates will join the team developing the next generations of the iCub humanoid robot (http://www.icub.org).

Position overview

The Mechanical/Robotics Engineers will be integral members of a small cross-disciplinary engineering team that is responsible for supporting and improving the iCub humanoid robot as well as developing and integrating future products. We are looking for skilled and enthusiastic Mechanical Engineers who excel at designing, building and analysing clever, functional, and aesthetic mechanical devices and high performance, articulated systems with highly customised sensing and actuation while being fluent enough in the other engineering disciplines to ensure the successful integration of their designs with the rest of the system.

Specific responsibilities would include the following:

Design, revise and optimise solid models of parts and assemblies.
Create and review detailed part drawings.
Collaborate with electrical and software engineers in the development and integration of complex electro-mechanical systems.
Develop, prototype, assemble and physically test novel customised designs.
Work with vendors and part manufacturers on the creation of nonstandard parts.
Develop detailed assembly and manufacturing 3D/2D documentation.
Troubleshoot mechanical issues.
The ideal candidate should possess a Mechanical Engineer degree or a degree of an equivalent discipline, and have at least 2 years of experience with a portfolio of practical mechanical designs. Very good experience with design software tools (primarily with Pro Engineer, ANSYS, other relevant also welcome) is a must. Any industrial design experience in robotics, automotive, aerospace or other relevant fields is also strongly welcome.

Additional details

The position is open for immediate starting. The salary is highly competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. International applications are encouraged and will receive logistic support for visa issues.

To apply please send CV and cover letter to Nikos Tsagarakis and Giorgio Metta at the following email address by July 1st, 2012: mecha1-cv@icub.org.
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