Institut des Systèmes Intelligents
et de Robotique


Sorbonne Universite



Tremplin CARNOT Interfaces



Postdoc positions


Autonomously clearing obstacles

Description : The successful candidate will work on developing autonomous locomotion capabilities for a tracked mobile robot equipped with a 5-dof arm when crossing uneven ground surfaces (stairs, rocks, ...). This includes on-line optimization of the robot traction and stability and collision avoidance(mainly between arm and the environment). In the beginning, the path will be assumed given by the operator and the control has to adjust the forward velocity, the arm configuration and the flipper angle. The successful candidate has to work closely with other project partners who will provide 3D surface mapping and 6D pose estimation. Interested candidates should have a strong background in control and robotics and proven skills in working with embedded systems using Linux.  Strong C/C++ programming skills are required for this position. To apply, please send an email to Faiz Ben-Amar ( with your cv including references, a brief introduction of your research background and plans.
The position is available for 1 - 2 years and is expected to start in the first quarter of 2012.

Contact :
Faiz Ben-Amar
4, place jussieu 75252
Paris Cedex 05 - France
Tel : +33 1 44 27 63 42



Post-doctoral position opening on VR & Haptics for micro/nanomanipulation

A post-doc post is available at the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et Robotique (ISIR), see, of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6. The project is in the area of micro/nano robotics. It involves the use of haptic feedback and virtual reality techniques for micro and nano manipulation in a project is funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR). The aim is to investigate how micro and nano scales physics can be made accessible to the human scale. There are three sub-projects on which the prospective post-doc may work on according to her/his interests and qualifications.

  • Perception of micro/nano scale phenomena through virtual and augmented reality;
  • Design of a novel high fidelity haptic interface specific to micro/nano scales, including mechanics and control;
  • Bilateral control schemes for force feedback teleoperation through a VR/AR environment.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in electrical or mechanical engineering, automatic control, applied physics, experimental psychology, human factors, or other relevant topics. Some experience with virtual reality systems would be a plus.
The position is available immediately. It is for one year and is renewable for a second.
Interested candidates should send a CV, selected publications and the names and addresses of three references

Sinan Haliyo
ISIR - Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et Robotique
18 rue du Panorama
Boîte Postale 61
92265 Fontenay aux Roses