Recruitment Notice: Transformative AI: Robotics International Research Center

Tohoku University's Transformative AI & Robotics International Research Center is based at the School of Engineering. The center is currently conducting a joint research project with the University of Hong Kong that focuses on automating garment handling, seeking to realize a smart robotic system that does not require preprogramming or customization.

In lieu of this, the center is seeking to appoint two professors: one specially appointed assistant professor and one specially appointed associate professor. Potential candidates should have research experiences and interest in the following research topics:

  • Sensing and modeling of three-dimensional environments.
  • Developing general-purpose robot hands, mechanisms for grasping flexible objects, and motion planning strategies for robots.
  • Flexible object handling using a dual robot arm system and visual servoing.
  • Developing simulation systems, including but not limited to flexible materials and system integration for industrial applications.

For further details, including how to apply, see here.

Position: One specially appointed assistant professor and one specially appointed associate professor
Location: Transformative AI & Robotics International Research Center, School of Engineering, Aobayama Campus, Aoba-yama 6-6-01, Sendai 980-8579, Japan

- A doctoral degree by the time of appointment

- Skills and experience related to the research above

- The ability to communicate in a Japanese or English working environment

Number of positions: 2
Position type: Fixed term faculty
Starting date: January 1, 2024 (negotiable)
Application deadline: Until the position is filled


Professor Yasuhisa Hirata,
Department of Robotics, Graduate School of Engineering

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