[robotics-worldwide] Position in Cognitive Robotics @ University of Naples "Federico II"

Silvia Rossi silvia.rossi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 06:38:28 PDT 2013


Job: Position at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy

Start: Fall 2013

Duration: The grant will be for 1 years, renewable up to three years (by mutual consent), with a yearly salary from € 12.500,00 to € 25.000,00 (depending on the experience and seniority of the candidate).

Topics: Cognitive Robotics

Language requirement: English 


The PRISCA Laboratory (Projects of Intelligent Robotics and Advanced Cognitive Systems) at the University of Napoli “Federico II” is seeking applicants for a

research position. The research to be carried out will be in the context of the EU FP7 project SAPHARI (www.saphari.eu), which is about safe and autonomous human-aware robot interaction.

Applications are invited from candidates with good Master or a PhD in Cognitive Science, Robotics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Engineering or other relevant disciplines. Research would be carried out in one of the following areas related to the study of the mechanisms underlying the regulation of attention in cognitive control:

- Attentional Systems in Cognitive Robotics;

- Reactive/Deliberative Robotics Architectures;

- Motivation and Emotion in Decision Making/Action Selection;

- Human-robot interaction;

- Human Intention Recognition in HRI.

Candidates must have a strong research record and a solid background in software programming (C++) and hands-on experience with mobile robotics platforms and sensors.

Experience with R.O.S. is highly desirable.


How to apply


Please send your CV and letters of recommendation to dr. Silvia Rossi (silrossi at unina.it), to prof. Luigi Villani (lvillani at unina.it) and to prof. Bruno Siciliano (siciliano at unina.it).

If you have any questions related to the position, please don't hesitate to contact dr. Silvia Rossi by e-mail.

The selection will be based on CV and interview, and foreign applicants will be interviewed in teleconference. Lodging assistance will be provided through the University Office for Foreign Students.


About Naples

Naples (Italian: Napoli) is the third largest city in Italy, and is the capital of the Campania region. World-known for its rich history, art, culture, architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples is a lively, exciting and bustling city situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous gulf, and is surrounded by attractive tourist and archaeological sites such as Capri, Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples for further information.


Silvia Rossi, PhD

University of Naples "Federico II" - ITALY

Department Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies

tel: +39 081 679983 - fax: +39 081 679967

email: silvia.rossi at unina.it


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