[robotics-worldwide] Open Postdoc position in Human-Robot Social Interaction

Adriana Tapus adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr
Mon Mar 12 06:32:57 PDT 2012

A postdoctoral position is available at ENSTA-ParisTech in the Cognitive Robotics Lab
(http://cogrob.ensta.fr), Paris, France.

Title: Robot behavior adaptation based on audio/visual perception for Human-Robot Social Interaction

Short Description:
The main goal of this work is to embody social and cognitive capabilities in a robot (Nao robot and/or Meka robot) so as
to create stimulating and engaging interactions. The successful candidate will work on developping a multi-modal
interaction process that aims to determine the user’s state as well as to produce the adequate response (e.g. empathy,
interest). This process will involve several channels: verbal, nonverbal, physiological, human and robot personalities.
Hence, beyond traditional interaction technologies such as user localization, tracking, speech and gesture recognition,
the project investigates scientific methodologies for showing interest, paying attention, interpretation of intentions,
emotional states which are fundamental elements for initiating, maintaining and regulating interaction. Verbal and non-
verbal communicative signals interpretation and attention mechanisms will be used to ensure a continuous interaction.

Interested candidates should have a strong background in machine learning, computer vision, and human-robot interaction.
Moreover, the applicant should have strong skills in C/C++ programming, Matlab, and the Linux environment.

To apply, please send an email to Prof. Adriana Tapus (adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr) with your cv including references, 
and your research statement.

Starting date:
As soon as possible. The initial appointment is for one year.

Contact :
Prof. Adriana Tapus
Cognitive Robotics Lab/UEI
Computer Science Department
Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees (ENSTA-ParisTech)
32 Blvd Victor, 75015, Paris, France
Email: adriana.tapus at ensta-paristech.fr
Webpage: http://www.ensta-paristech.fr/~tapus

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