[robotics-worldwide] Post Doctoral Position in Human-robotic interaction

Julie A. Adams julie.a.adams at vanderbilt.edu
Thu May 7 13:38:30 PDT 2009

Immediate opening for a post-doctoral position at Vanderbilt University’s Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Vanderbilt University’s Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory is currently seeking applicants for a single post-doctoral position in the area of human-robotic interaction with large numbers of robots for mass casualty event response. The overall research objective is to advance the state-of-the art for human-robotic interaction (HRI) with large numbers of ground and aerial robots. The goal is to develop visualization and interaction techniques that provide a single, scalable interface incorporating integrated and easily understood information, thus permitting supervision of large, mixed-type robotic systems. Our research has focused on developing a system of interfaces to support (a) the integration of multiple robot systems into the event response and (b) support the response personnel command hierarchy’s ability to conduct the response. This is part of a highly visible research project and the successful applicant will be expected to collaborate the research effort with graduate and undergraduate students.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in computer science, or a related field. Experience with robotics, working with representative system users, and user evaluation experimental design is essential. Prior research in robotics for first response or human factors is preferred, but not necessary. The position is open immediately (6/1/09) and is guaranteed for a year with a possible second year extension.


Please submit a CV, brief statement of research interests, and a list of three references (including email addresses) to Julie.a.adams at vandebrilt.edu. Please do not submit preprints or other large files; instead please include URLs. In the email subject header, please use the words POSTDOC: “Your last name”. 

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