[robotics-worldwide] research associate : adaptive ambient robotics

Stefan Wermter wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Tue Sep 21 10:02:20 PDT 2010

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG, Department: Informatics
Institute: Research Group for Knowledge Technology
Open Position: Research Associate Cognitive Ambient Robotics

The University has a 75% FTE (29.25 hours/week) open position for a
research associate (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in) salary group
13 TV-L with a starting date of as soon as possible for the project

This contract is valid until 31.1.2013. The university intends to
increase the number of women amongst its academic personnel and
encourages qualified women to apply. In compliance with the Hamburg
Equal Opportunity Law, preference will be given to qualified female

Area(s) of Responsibility:
The research area is intelligent systems and artificial intelligence,
in particular socially assistive robots and ambient intelligence. This
includes the integration of an ambient environment with new adaptive
humanoid robots. A system architecture, robot navigation and human
robot interaction modules for the robotic device will be developed
including methods from neural networks, statistics and symbolic AI.

Academic degree in one of the above academic subject areas qualifying
the holder to carry out the above-mentioned responsibilities. In
particular, at least an MSc or equivalent in Artificial Intelligence,
Computer Science or Robotics/Engineering with a focus on Intelligent
Systems is required. Excellent programming skills (C++, Python etc) are
needed and a background in robotics, neural networks, machine learning
or sensor technology would be an advantage for the position. The post
involves traveling within Europe. We are also looking for very good
English communication skills and teamwork. Preference will be given to
disabled applicants with equal qualifications.

The research associate’s duties include academic service for the
following project: KSERA (Knowledgeable Service Robots for Aging).
Outside of these tasks the research associate has the opportunity to
further his/her academic education, in particular through the work
towards a doctoral dissertation. Results obtained by the associate
through project work may be used for the dissertation.

Applications (application letter, curriculum vitae, certificates etc.)
are to be submitted electronically by 31st Oct 2010 to Ms Elke
Brodtrueck, brodtrueck at informatik.uni-hamburg.de . Interviews are
expected to begin from November until the position is filled.

For more information see http://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/WTM/ and
http://ksera.ieis.tue.nl/ . For queries please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan
Wermter, Head of Know-ledge Technology at
wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de .

Please forward to interested staff/ postgraduate students.

best wishes

Stefan Wermter

Professor Dr. Stefan Wermter
Head of Knowledge Technology
Department of Informatics
University of Hamburg
Vogt Koelln Str. 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany

Secretary: +49 40 42883 2433
Phone:     +49 40 42883 2434
Fax  :     +49 40 42883 2515
Email: wermter (at) informatik.uni-hamburg.de

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