[robotics-worldwide] PhD studentship at Paris 6 University

Edwige Pissaloux pissaloux at robot.jussieu.fr
Wed Aug 22 02:23:08 PDT 2007

PhD studentship

PhD studentship available at Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics
(http: lrp6.robot.jussieu.fr/eng/) University of Paris 6 (www.upmc.fr) in
collaboration with Collège de France

The position is available within the framework an interdisciplinary
project HuPer and Lunettes Intelligentes
on “Cognitive navigation in space ;  application to navigation of UAV and
to design of assistance for visually impaired”, a collaboration with prof.
Alain Berthoz (Collège de France) , prof. Edwige Pissaloux (ISIR/UPMC).

Project summary.

 ISIR (Institute of Intelligent Systems & Robotics) (former Laboratoire de
Robotique de Paris,) of Paris 6 University studies neuro-cognitive
human-space interaction  in order to design and realize prototypes of
intelligent systems, robotics and mechatronics systems, highly autonomous
and/or able to assist healthy and handicapped (especially visually
impaired), in performing everyday life tasks.
In this thesis we intend to investigate different navigation strategies
used by human and animal during the navigation in indoor and outdoor
environments. A cognitive map built from extra- and  intra pro pro
prioceptives data seems to be a central and key element of such navigation
(similar to this established during the SLAM by robots ?). This thesis
will study task filtered cognitive map building and its integration into a
navigation tool for a UAV and/or for a visually impaired. The 3D
environment elements extracted with passive sensors only (vision, active
vision, inertial central) and navigation strategies will be used in order
to select navigation trajectory (anticipation; optimization ; real time

- Starting date: October 2007
- Duration: 3 years
- Required education: Master in Computer Science, or Robotics, or
Intelligent Systems, or Cognitive Science, or Human/animal
Physiology/Biology ;
- Required skills: Programming in C and C++; good level of written/spoken
(French not required)
- Experience/studies in computer vision, image processing, robotics, VLSI is
an advantage.
- The successful candidate will be hired as PhD student and receive
Ministry of Education scholarship with social benefits.

Deadline for application : August 29, 2007

If interested, please post, e-mail (pdf format only), or fax:
1- C.V.
2- Motivation letter (career plan, motivation for PhD, statement of research
3- Copy of original study certificates with list of exams, grades, and scale
(indicate min, max, and pass threshold) for Master
4- Contact addresses of two reference persons
5- Copy of international publications, if any (max 3)


Prof. Edwige Pissaloux
Université Paris 6
BP 61
92 265 Fontenay-aux-Roses
Contact : pissaloux at robot.jussieu.fr

Given the high number of applications and enquiries, further information can
be provided only to applicants who have submitted all items listed above.

Edwige Pissaloux	              ph. +33 (0)1 46 54 89 56
Professor		              fax: +33(0)1 46 54 72 99
Vision VLSI/System Design             email: pissaloux at robot.jussieu.fr
Institut de Systèmes Intelligents     BP61
et Robotique (ISIR/LRP)               92265 Fontenay-aux-Roses
Université Paris 6 et CNRS FRE                                            
IEEE France section General Secretary
IEEE France Section EMB Chapter Founder and Past Chair

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