[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doctoral and research assistant scholarships in cognitive robotics – University of Aveiro

Luís Seabra Lopes lsl at ua.pt
Tue Jul 22 09:06:50 PDT 2014



Transverse Activity on Intelligent Robotics

University of Aveiro, Portugal


Apply by 2014/08/15

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. We address the

development of artificial cognitive systems able to build a

high-level understanding of their world by storing and exploiting

appropriate memories  of their experiences.

In this context, the following research scholarships

are open for applications:

1) Post-doctoral research scholarship on open-ended

learning for intelligent service robots:

The work will focus on open-ended learning for intelligent

service robots, addressing methods for continually learning

and refining knowledge by gathering and conceptualizing

different types of experiences. In collaboration with the

existing research team, the work will address open-ended

learning for different domains, including visual object learning

and recognition, affordance learning, human activity

learning for improved responsiveness and robot activity

learning for improved task execution performance.

Additional information on the scholarship:


2) Research assistant scholarship for the development

of mechanisms to conceptualize activities in service robotics


This scholarship focuses on the design and development

of mechanisms for conceptualizing activities in service robotics

applications, including robot activities and human activities in

the robot's environment. As far as robot activities are concerned,

there is a focus on problem solving and failure recovery, as

well as on human-robot interaction for guiding plan-based

robot experiences. Concerning human activities, the learned

activity models can be used for anticipating future events and

improving the reactivity of a robot to user needs.

Additional information on the scholarship:


Applications must be submitted by August 15, 2014, via e-mail

to Luís Seabra Lopes (lsl at ua dot pt). The evaluation and ranking

of candidates will be communicated via e-mail.




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.)

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