[robotics-worldwide] Post-doctoral scholarships in cognitive robotics – University of Aveiro

Luís Seabra Lopes lsl at ua.pt
Wed Feb 20 02:39:13 PST 2013


Transverse Activity on Intelligent Robotics
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Apply by 2013/02/25

Through previous projects, the Transverse Activity on
Intelligent Robotics of the University of Aveiro (ATRI/UA)
has been working on the integration of reactivity, deliberation,
learning and interactivity for intelligent robots. In the
framework of RACE ("Robustness by Autonomous Competence
Enhancement"), an ongoing project funded by EU FP7, UA is
currently collaborating on the development of an artificial
cognitive system able to build a high-level understanding
of its world by storing and exploiting appropriate memories
of its experiences. The project developments will be integrated
and demonstrated on a PR2 robot, from Willow Garage. UA is
involved in the development of modules concerned with
semantic interpretation, recording and conceptualization of
experiences of plan-based activities, and human-robot

In this context, two post-doctoral research scholarships
are open for applications. The scholarship holders are expected
to contribute to the development of supervised (based
human-robot interaction) and unsupervised mechanisms for
experience gathering and conceptualization, as well as appropriate
memory mechanisms for storing and exploiting experiences
and conceptualizations. Experiences and conceptualizations
are concerned with objects, scenes and activities.

Applications must be submitted by February 25, 2013, via e-mail
to Luís Seabra Lopes (lsl at ua dot pt). The evaluation and ranking
of candidates will be communicated via e-mail.

Further information can be found here:

The University of Aveiro is in the top 2% universities
in “Times Higher Education World University Rankings
2011-2012”, and is also among the top 100 universities
in the world with less than 50 years. UA is attended by about
15,000 students on undergraduate and postgraduate
programmes. ATRI/UA has been conducting projects leading
to the development of integrated architectures for intelligent
robotic systems. This group is well known for its successful
participation in many robotic competitions (RoboCup,
Portuguese Robotics Festival, AAAI, SRVC, etc.)

Additional information:

% Luís Seabra Lopes
% Universidade de Aveiro
% 3810-193 Aveiro / Portugal
% http://www.ieeta.pt/~lsl

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