Robert Platt Jr.


Positions available

Postdoctoral Associate:
The Robotics Laboratory at Northeastern University has an opening for a Postdoc in robot manipulation and active perception to start in September 2013. The postdoc will have a leadership role in our lab and will have the opportunity to develop and test his/her own ideas/algorithms on real robot platforms such as the Rethink Robotics Baxter robot or the Barrett Technologies WAM and hand. There are several on-going projects that the successful candidate may choose to become involved with including: tactile sensing for flexible materials handling, active range sensing in grasping, and neuro-inspired manipulation.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong academic track record in robot manipulation: either in planning, control, or perception. The ideal candidate will be familiar with ROS and have good programming skills. The candidate must also have good mathematical and analytical skills and be able to speak English well.

The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance. The position will be based at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. All applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field. This position is open to applicants of all nationalities.

To apply, please email Robert Platt ( with the subject line "PostDoc Application". Please include in you email: 1) a brief description of your current position, your PhD topic or recent research, and the date on which you could start a new job; 2) the URL of your homepage; 3) your Google Scholar search URL.

PhD Positions:
Funded PhD positions are available in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University for students interested in robotics. To apply for a position, please email your CV to Robert Platt (