1) Ph.D. in robot Learning by Demonstration (LbD) at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (Heraklion, Crete, Greece)

We accept applications for expression of interest for a PhD position in the rapidly growing field of Learning by Demonstration (LbD). The focus will be on developing:
• LbD methods for multi-agent robotic systems with constraints, such as multiple fingers or a fleet of robots,
• Skill generalization methods, based on sensorial information of the environment,
• LbD methods for encoding dynamic parameters or constraints of the system.
Location: Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU), Heraklion, Crete, Greece
School of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lab: Control Systems and Robotics Laboratory (CSRL), Site: https://csrl.hmu.gr/

Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete, Greece and the fourth largest city in Greece. It is a vibrant city, with a significant history and sights, such as the Palace of Knossos (one of the first civilizations), the Venetian Walls that encircle the Old Town etc. The city is located approximately at the center of the island, which makes it appropriate for travelling around the beautiful island of Crete.

• Master’s degree in Robotics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Control Engineering, Aerospace, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields.
• Background in mathematics (Linear algebra, Dif. Equations, Calculus, Dynamical systems etc)
• Experience in programming languages such as C++ (or Python) and Matlab.
• Excellent written and spoken English skills.

Knowledge in Robotics, ROS, Control systems, Machine learning, signal processing, differential geometry can further support the application.

Funding: The PhD student will be able to get a sufficient, based on the cost of living in Heraklion, funding.

How to Apply: Please send an email expressing your interest, including a CV, to the supervisor, assistant professor Dimitrios Papageorgiou:


with the subject line “PhD Application – <Name of Applicant>”.


2) We are looking for multiple talented Doctoral (PhD) researchers and one Postdoctoral (Postodoc) researcher interested in conducting cutting-edge research in the design, fabrication, and control of novel soft robotic exosuits and robotic manipulators under the EU HORIZON projects “SWAG” and “ARISE”.

Postdoctoral Researcher in wearable soft robotics

The Control Systems and Robotics Lab [csrl.hmu.gr] at the Hellenic Mediterranean University seeks a talented, creative, and enthusiastic individual to build life-changing robotic technologies for rehabilitation and human performance enhancement. The Postdoctoral Researcher will coordinate and lead a research program at the intersection of wearable actuation, soft robotics, controls, movement science, and rehabilitation. The ideal candidate will have the opportunity to conduct, and publish, both analytical and hands-on research, contribute to technical deliverables, such as the design and fabrication of mechatronic assemblies, help the team test prototypes for functionality and usability for target audiences, and contribute to program planning, promotion, and technology translation.

The position is on-site in Athens (alongside two R&D focused partners/organizations) for one year with the possibility of extending based on performance for up to four years. The research is part of a new EU Horizon Europe funded program titled “SWAG: Soft Wearable Assistive Garments” that counts in total 13 collaborating partners from around Europe.


Open to EU applicants

Basic Qualifications

PhD in engineering, robotics, or a related field.

Additional Qualifications

Evidence of abilities to work in collaborative teams and excellent communication skills (oral and written) is essential. Strong organizational skills, creativity in problem solving, and high self-motivation are key to performing effectively in this position. Strong working knowledge of mechanical CAD and FEM. Working knowledge of EE and hands-on experience with electromechanical and pneumatic devices (motors, valves, microcontrollers, sensors) and electrical assembly hand skills is highly preferred. Demonstrated competence in generating technical documentation such as lab procedures, protocols, publications, and reports. Ability and willingness to tackle multiple tasks simultaneously. Demonstration of entrepreneurial/translational interests, and experience is a plus. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their curriculum vitae.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions. Panagiotis (Panos) Polygerinos, PhD Associate Professor of Soft Robotics Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University Heraklion, Crete, Greece Email: polygerinos[a]hmu.gr