[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Scholarships ROBOTICS, BRAIN and COGNITION

José Santos-Victor jasv at isr.ist.utl.pt
Mon Mar 17 10:28:31 PDT 2014


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The doctoral programme RBCog-PhD – Robotics, Brain and Cognition – 
offers several PhD scholarships in the areas of cognitive robotics, 
neuroimaging and distributed and socially aware robots.

RBCog-PhD focuses on the multidisciplinary use of robotics and 
neuroimaging with the twin goal of (i) advancing our understanding of 
brain function in humans and (ii) developing new robotic systems based 
on biologically plausible principles.

The RBCog-PhD is coordinated by Instituto Superior Técnico (IST-Lisbon) 
in cooperation with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 
Universidade de Coimbra (UC), Champalimaud Foundation (CF) and involving 
the research centres Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica Lisbon, INESC-ID 
and Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica in Coimbra.

Prospective candidates should hold a M.Sc. degree in Engineering, 
Computer Science, Physics, Maths, or other related disciplines from 
reputable universities. Accepted students will be awarded a scholarship 
and will carry out his/her PhD studies in a multi-national, 
multi-cultural environment in two institutions of the RBCog-PhD consortium.

HOW TO APPLY
The call is open between March 14th 2014 and April 6th 2014, at 17:00 GMT.
Detailed information on RBCog-PhD: http://rbcog.isr.ist.utl.pt
How to apply: http://rbcog.isr.ist.utl.pt/applications.htm

AVAILABLE THESIS TOPICS
- Visuo motor coordination in manipulation tasks (IST+EPFL)
- Vision-based locomotion control (IST+EPFL)
- The neural correlates of brain dynamics (IST+EPFL)
- Robots and Mutual Understanding: Detecting and Repairing
Mis-Understanding in HRI (IST+EPFL)
- Vision-based Control of Micro Air Vehicles (IST+EPFL)
- Institutional Robotics for Social-Aware Multi-Robot Systems (IST+EPFL)
- Bridging neurophysiological and neuroimaging correlates of behavior
(IST+CF)
- Learning affordances in animals and robots (IST+CF)
- Space variant vision in humans and robots (IST+UC)
- Vision with non-conventional omnidirectional cameras (IST+UC)
- Multi-finger Cooperative Perception (IST+UC)

Successful candidates are expected to start by September 2014.

José Santos-Victor, IST/ISR
RBCog-PhD Program Director

P.S> RBCog-PhD is partially funded by the Portuguese Foundation for 
Science and Technology (FCT).

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Jose' SANTOS-VICTOR
Instituto Superior Tecnico                  jasv at isr.ist.utl.pt
Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica       www.isr.ist.utl.pt/~jasv

Av. Rovisco Pais, 1                     +351 21 8418294 (phone)
1049-001 Lisboa, PORTUGAL               +351 21 8418291 (fax)
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