[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc, PhD, Masters positions in robotics for caring for older people

Bruce MacDonald b.macdonald at auckland.ac.nz
Sun Dec 21 15:53:22 PST 2008

Postdoc, PhD, Masters positions in robotics for caring for older people

Robotics Laboratory, Electrical and Computer Engineering
UniServices/University of Auckland, New Zealand

Due to a combination of cutting-edge projects, leading innovation and renowned 
excellence, UNISERVICES is not only Australasia's largest commercialisation 
company of its kind (wholly owned by the University of Auckland); it is the 
ideal place to truly enhance your career. The environment is knowledge-rich, 
creative and stimulating.

We now require a number of people to work as Postdoctoral, PhD and Masters 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER - Robotics, speech and human-robot interaction

We now require a talented individual to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the 
Robotics laboratory, applying robotic technology to help care for older people. 
  The Robotics laboratory, based in the Department of Electrical and Computer 
Engineering, is undertaking a multidisciplinary project including robotics 
engineers, scientists, psychologists, health informaticians, and healthcare 
specialists.  As Research Engineer, your role will be varied as you will be 
integrating the variety of technology developed for the project, working 
alongside researchers in a variety of disciplines, and supporting the practical 
studies of robots in older care facilities.

You will bring to the role a passion for research and engineering, interpersonal 
skills that enable you to interact comfortably with a range of people, excellent 
computing skills (including a high level of programming ability), strong 
practical and problem solving ability.

Please apply by sending your CV, covering letter and application form no later 
than 15th February 2009 to jobs at uniservices.auckland.ac.nz quoting the title of 
the advert.  The application form and position description and further details 
are available at:


For further information please contact Bruce MacDonald (b.macdonald at auckland.ac.nz)


We now require PhD and Masters researchers in the following areas. See

PhD: Programming tools and Robot programming by demonstration

PhD: Speech recognition

Masters: Vital signs measurement

Masters: Speech generation for a Healthcare robot

Masters: Wireless Propagation in facilities for older care

For further information please contact the staff listed, or Bruce MacDonald 
(b.macdonald at auckland.ac.nz)

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