[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Fellowship in Robotics and Intelligent Systems in University of Oslo, Norway

Jim Tørresen jimtoer at ifi.uio.no
Sat Apr 4 22:37:45 PDT 2015


A fully-funded PhD Position is available in the Robotics and Intelligent Systems group at the University of Oslo, Norway (http://www.mn.uio.no/ifi/english/research/groups/robin )

The goal of the PhD project is developing sensor equipped robotic systems performing coordinated actions. It is a part of the Research Council of Norway funded project Engineering Predictability with Embodied Cognition (EPEC). The project aims at creating multimodal systems that are able to sense, learn and predict future events.

The research in the PhD position would include developing a behavior model of a robot making it self-aware. Such a robot would have the ability to sense changes in its own state as well as the environment and adapt its behavior according to this. Furthermore, prediction of future events should also be taken into consideration. These models should be applied to demonstrate motion coordination abilities of robots. That is, demonstrating synchronized behavior with other robots or humans. Biologically inspired algorithms are relevant for both the sensing and the control part of the robots.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Master's degree or equivalent in computer science including robotics and machine learning/artificial intelligence. Thus, applicants should have a strong background in programming and knowledge about biology-inspired techniques. In particular, experience with evolutionary algorithms or similar approaches would be beneficial. Moreover, knowledge in the fields of robotics, rapid prototyping, simulation, and reconfigurable logic/electronics would be an advantage. The candidate should have experience with practical work as we expect the project to involve robot prototypes.

Pay grade: NOK 429 700 - 482 800 per year, approx.: $53,700 ? 60,300 / EUR50,000 ? 56,100 (depending on qualifications and seniority)

Full announcement: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1354971/64290

Closing date for applications:  13th April, 2015


Contact for more information:  Prof. Jim Torresen  E-mail:  jimtoer at ifi.uio.no<mailto:jimtoer at ifi.uio.no>?


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