Recruitment Notice: Specially Appointed Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Tohoku University's Transformative AI & Robotics International Research Center invites applications for the position of specially appointed assistant professor/associate professor.

Successful candidates will join a research project entitled "Automation of Garment Handling by Robotic Technology." A joint project between Tohoku University and the University of Hong Kong, the project seeks to realize a smart robotic system that does not require pre-programming or customization. The technology will be applied to the automation of garment handling. Details on the project and the Research Center can be found here.

Candidates are expected to have previous experience and an interest in the following topics:

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

Further details on how to apply, including what to submit, can be found here.

Position: Specially Appointed Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Aobayama Campus, Tohoku University, Sendai, 980-8579, Japan


A doctoral degree or have obtained a doctoral degree by the time of appointment

Working level Japanese and English

Number of positions: 1-2
Job type:

Full-time, fixed term faculty until the end of March 2023. Renewal is possible until April 2025, subject to funding and evaluations.

Starting date:

October 1, 2022 (negotiable)

Application deadline:

May 27, 2022


Professor Yasuhisa Hirata

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