[robotics-worldwide] Post-doc in human robot social interaction and knowledge representation

Silvia Coradeschi Silvia.Coradeschi at oru.se
Fri May 17 04:32:55 PDT 2013

Post-doc in human robot social interaction and knowledge representation

Applications are invited for a position as a post-doctoral researcher in the areas of human robot social interaction and knowledge representation  at Orebro University, Sweden.  This is an initial 24 month appointment. Interested candidates can apply now and until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will be employed as a postdoc with Orebro University for an expected duration of 24 months.
The main task of the postdoc will be to perform world-class research on communication between robotic systems embedded in a smart home environments and humans. This requires the integration of several components: create and maintain the connection of sensor data with high level knowledge, speech understanding, and social interaction. Also the system will need to be evaluated with potential users.
The candidate is expected to participate in Ph.d student supervision and a small amount of teaching may also be part of the postdoc's doc.

Prerequisites and Application Process

In addition to a clear interest in the research topic, the successful applicant must have a strong theoretical background in computer science,  and solid programming skills.  A PhD in computer science, computer engineering or comparable field is required.  We particularly seek candidates with experience in artificial intelligence and in particular in one or more of the following areas: speech understanding, human robot interaction and knowledge representation and reasoning. An interest on application driven research is required. Knowledge of the Swedish language is not required, but proficiency in written/spoken English is mandatory.

To apply for the position, please send a motivation letter along with an updated CV (including at least two academic references) by email to Silvia Coradeschi <silvia.coradeschi at oru.se><mailto:%3csilvia.coradeschi at oru.se%3e> .
Applications can be sent immediately, and they will be accepted until the position is filled.
We are looking forward to receiving your application!

About the Place

Orebro University (www.oru.se<http://www.oru.se>) is a young university which currently enrolls more than 18,000 students.  It is located in Orebro, a city of 130,000 inhabitants situated in central Sweden.

The Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) is one of the Strong Research Environments at Orebro University.  It carries out multi-disciplinary research at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision, and computer science.  The research and human environment at AASS is young and enthusiastic.  Researchers come from a dozen different countries, in Europe and worldwide, and have different scientific and cultural backgrounds.  AASS also frequently hosts international researchers and is involved in a large number of international projects.

AASS is internationally renowned for its research in cognitive robotic systems, robot ecologies and artificial olfaction.  Further information can be found at www.aass.oru.se<http://www.aass.oru.se>.

Silvia Coradeschi


Silvia Coradeschi, Professor
Head of the School of Science and Technology,
Örebro University,
70182 Örebro, Sweden
Tel. +46 19 303298 Fax +46 19 303463

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