[robotics-worldwide] Ben-Gurion University - Post Doc and Graduate Student Opportunity: Interfaces for the Smart Home

Sigal Berman sigalbe at bgu.ac.il
Wed Jan 28 20:00:57 PST 2009

Post Doc and Graduate Student Opportunity: Interfaces for the Smart Home
Department of Industrial Engineering and management and Deutsche Telekom
Laboratories, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel 

DESCRIPTION - The research involves the development of a novel human-machine
interface for future smart homes. The interface involves interacting with
and controlling objects found in the home such as appliances, home service
robots, and entertainment devices. There are several aspects to this

1. Comparison of the operation of a vision based and 3D sensor based hand
trajectory recognition.
2. Use of image processing algorithms for gesture recognition.
3. Integration of machine learning and gesture recognition for algorithm
parameter optimization. 
4. Design and performance of a usability study for system evaluation.

Prospective students should have background in image processing and
programming (C++ or C#). 

SUPPORT – Graduate student financial support may be provided based on
student background and proficiency. 
For more details contact:

    Dr, Sigal Berman,  Rm 247, Phone: 08 647 9785
    Email: sigalbe at bgu.ac.il      
    Prof. Helman Stern , Rm 250, Phone 08 6472213, or  08 6461434(messages)
    Email: helman at bgu.ac.il

Sigal Berman, Ph.D.
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
P.O.B 653, 
Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel  
Phone: +972 8 647 9785 
Fax:      +972 8 647 2958 
Email: sigalbe at bgu.ac.il

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