Open Positions

Three open positions for postdoctoral research fellows (DEADLINE: January 19, 2024)

LAI ROBOTICS @ UNICAS is seeking to recruit three 1-year postdoctoral research fellows (Assegno di Ricerca) that will have a key research role in one or more of the Areas described below:

A1) Multi-Agent Systems distributed programming.
Three different case studies will be analyzed for underwater bio-mimetic robots, namely the area coverage, the cooperative navigation and the distributed estimation. The successful candidates may propose an analytical versus a more computational approach based on their experience. AI-based approach may also be of interest. An experimental implementation is foreseen with the help of the Consortium’s spin-offs.
Project: MAXFISH
Reference: prof. Gianluca Antonelli


A2) Distributed control and fault detection algorithms for cooperative/collaborative robotic systems
The research objectives focus on the problem of controlling a team of mobile manipulators that cooperatively manipulate large/heavy objects. In particular, the main objectives is the development of novel distributed control approaches for multi-robot systems composed of mobile manipulators, even interacting with humans, the development of distributed fault diagnosis strategies to detect and isolate the occurrence of failures occurring on any of the elements of a cooperative multi-robot system, possibly composed of heterogeneous robots.
Project: COM3
Reference: prof. Filippo Arrichiello


A3) Multi-Agent Systems composable autonomy.
From the functional perspective, underwater networked robots are traditionally seen as part of a rigid formation, each one of them having a specific and static role in the mission execution. The objective of the composable autonomy is adding an extreme flexibility in the task and role allocation of the robots making them capable of taking local decision in order to improve the efficiency of the accomplishment of the mission. The successful candidates may propose optimization and/or AI-based distributed approaches to be implemented for the foreseen experimental campaigns.
Project: COMET
Reference: prof. Stefano Chiaverini
Reference: prof. Paolo Di Lillo


We are looking for highly-motivated young scientists with a background, and eventually a PhD, in robotics or informatics, and possibly publications in areas related to the topic of interest. Strong competencies in C/C++ programming and MATLAB are essential.  The successful candidates will conduct their research at the LAI ROBOTICS in Cassino and will be involved in one of the 3 different national projects (PRIN – Progetto di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale).

To participate to the selection for multiple areas, the candidate must send separate applications for the different calls.


University of Cassino and Southern Lazio is a small University, 9000 students, who’s main campus is located in Cassino, Italy It has one of the highest percentage of foreign students among Italian Universities. The two Engineering departments count approximately 100 scholars. A 3-minutes presentation video is available here:

The LAI Robotics group works mainly in the field of marine, collaborative and assistive robotics, multi-robot, and it is formed by 10 among scholars and PhD students. The team is currently engaged in several research projects and few forthcoming ones. See

About Cassino
Cassino is a 35.000 citizen town located in the south of Lazio, in the middle between Roma and Napoli, reachable in about 1,5h train by both towns. It is a walking-distance town, including the two Engineering departments. The cost of living is among the lowest in Italian University towns, it is located 30km far from the sea and 80km from ski complex.

Salary and Duration
The positions are 1 year full time and will be paid according to the current Italian scheme. The gross amount of the Research grant is € 30.000,00 including all the expenses to be charged to the Administration.