[robotics-worldwide] Jobs offers at Aldebaran Robotics A-Lab

Jean-Christophe Baillie jcbaillie at aldebaran-robotics.com
Thu Mar 14 03:25:27 PDT 2013

Aldebaran Robotics, the company that commercializes the Nao robot, is 
launching the A-Lab, a fundamental and applied research unit dedicated 
to advances in five keys domains: Artificial Intelligence, Mechatronics, 
Dynamic Control, Interaction, Systems.

We are now recruiting young PhDs and senior researchers for permanent 
positions in Paris covering the following areas of expertize:

* Developmental Robotics: sensorimotor grounding and language 
acquisition (lexicon, grammar, compositional actions).
Keywords: developmental, embodiment, grounding, language games, 
imitation, intrinsic motivation, learning, categorization, joint 
attention, social robotics.

* Interaction: audio and video signal processing and dialog management 
in interactive robots. Machine learning, new sensor integration methods.
Keywords: gesture recognition, emotions, voice modulation, world 
representation, dialog engine, task learning, sound optimization, image 
segmentation, sensor modeling.

* Mechatronics: design of new actuators, sensors and smart dynamical 
Keywords: actuators, sensors, dynamic structures, 3D sensors, thermic

* Dynamics: intelligent and advanced body control in key dynamics areas: 
walking and navigation, grasping and postures.
Keywords: walk, VSLAM, navigation, grasping, procedural motion.

* Systems: system design and integration, new languages for robotics, 
operating systems.
Keywords: software safety, programming languages, URBI/urbiscript, 
architecture and middleware.

Candidates working on mechatronics, interaction, dynamics and systems 
will be involved in applied research for the development of key 
technologies directly integrated in the Aldebaran Robotics product line. 
They will work in tight collaboration with the production teams.

The Artificial Intelligence group (AI Lab), working on developmental 
robotics, is a more fundamental research group with long term goals in 
the continuity of academics research labs. Its goal is to make progress 
in the understanding and modeling of the mechanisms of development and 
learning in embodied intelligent robots.

All candidates will be involved in collaborative projects, and will 
contribute to research valorization in the context of joint labs, 
partnerships and commercial applications.

Positions	: 18 open positions in the above domains
Location	: Paris in Aldebaran Robotics headquarters
Profile		: PhD, computer science background (good level in
                   C++/python), excellent level in English, strong
                   vision, references & publications requested.

Please send applications to a-lab at aldebaran-robotics.com with the 
following elements:

* Resume with references
* One paragraph summary of research background
* List of published papers, currently submitted papers and patents
* Media and dissemination references if available
* Date of availability

Best regards,


  Jean-Christophe Baillie
  Chief Science Officer

  Aldebaran Robotics
  168Bis-170 Rue Raymond Losserand 75014 Paris- France

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