[robotics-worldwide] Job opening: Research on Humanoid Robots in Freiburg, Germany

Sven Behnke behnke at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Mar 16 02:06:13 PST 2006

The humanoid robots group at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, 
Germany, has immediate openings for two PhD-student/researcher/post-doc 
positions. These positions are funded by the German Research Council (DFG).

Our research centers on the development of humanoid robots that are able 
to improve their behavior through learning. This includes the design of 
robot hardware, as well as algorithms for perception and behavior 
control. Application areas are RoboCup soccer and intuitive multimodal 
communication with humans as a museum guide.

Applicants should have an excellent degree at the Diplom/Master level in 
Computer Science or a closely related area. Research experience in one 
or more of the areas autonomous mobile robots, machine learning, 
computer vision or speech processing is an advantage.

The positions can be filled immediately. The initial contract will be 
limited to two years. Remuneration is according to the German public 
employee pay scale BAT IIa. Part-time employment is possible.

The closing date for this opening is March 31st, 2006. Please send you 
application (preferably electronically as PDF, including CV, list of 
publications, certificates, transcripts, and the names of two academic 
references) to:

Dr. Sven Behnke, Computer Science Institute, University of Freiburg,
Georges-Koehler-Allee 52, 79110 Freiburg, Germany,
Phone: +49 761 203-7404, Fax: -8222,
Email: behnke at informatik.uni-freiburg.de,
Web: http://www.NimbRo.net

The University of Freiburg aims to increase the percentage of women in 
research and teaching, and therefore encourages female candidates 
meeting the above qualifications to apply.

With its 215.000 inhabitants, Freiburg is one of Germany's most popular 
university cities. Freiburg is situated on the western slopes of the 
Black Forest, close to France and Switzerland, and is especially 
well-known for its mild climate.

The Albert-Ludwigs-University (founded in 1457) is among Germany's 
oldest universities. Approximately 21.500 students study at one of the 
few top universities which were selected recently by DFG to participate 
in its excellence initiative.

Best regards,

Sven Behnke.

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