[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Summer internship at the (ISR/IST), Lisbon, Portugal

Aamir aahmad at isr.ist.utl.pt
Tue Apr 29 11:37:08 PDT 2014

Dear researchers,

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Please forward this call to potential PhD students who might not be on the
mailing lists.

Important note: Last date to apply for this position is 16th May 2014.

The Institute for Systems and Robotics at Instituto Superior Técnico
(ISR/IST), Lisbon, opens a call for a summer internship (4 months) for
students that are currently enrolled as a PhD candidate in any recognized
university around the world. PhD students who are enrolled in a European
University and are aiming to obtain the European PhD degree are
particularly encouraged to apply to this position. The number of currently
available positions is one (1). The internship is suited for those
developing their research work in the area of robot vision and networked
robot systems. Please find more relevant info below.

Short description of work:

The intern will be developing a person detection and tracking system within
the context of networked robot systems. Extracting relevant information and
fusing them in an optimal way through various mobile and static vision
sensors in an environment will be the key focus of the research work.
Static sensors will include wall/ceiling mounted network cameras, whereas
mobile sensors will include conventional/non-conventional cameras as well
as kinect-like sensors on a mobile robot platform. Eventually, the intern
will have the opportunity to test the developed system in a home-like
environment setup - the RoCKIn at Home testbed at ISR/IST.

Expected Qualifications and Skills of the Candidate:

We seek highly qualified candidates pursuing a PhD degree in a field that
is relevant to carry out the proposed task during this internship.
The candidate should have fluent command of English as a written and spoken
Prior experience in computer vision and image processing is essential.
The candidate must have excellent programming skills in one or more
languages, e.g., C, C++ and python.
Knowledge and experience in Robot Operating System (ROS) will be a plus.

Selection Procedure:

Interested candidates who meet the above mentioned requirements should send
the following documents as soon as possible (all in pdf format) to
plaa at isr.ist.utl.pt by May 16th 2014:

    - Curriculum Vitae (Including a list of only peer-reviewed
publications. Please do not include technical reports that have not been
peer-reviewed. However, team description papers concerning participation in
any recognized robotics competition should be included!)
    - Online link to their own code snippets or softwares developed (these
can be inserted as a section in the CV).
    - A 1-page summary of the research the candidate has been doing over
the last years for her/his PhD thesis.
    - Copy of the most recent diploma and transcripts (grade sheet).

Intelligent Robots and Systems group at ISR/IST homepage:
RoCKIn Coordination Action page: http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu

Aamir Ahmad
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute for Systems and Robotics
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

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