[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] post-doc fellowships in Nanjing Tech University

ryad chellali rchellali at njtech.edu.cn
Thu Aug 20 19:41:45 PDT 2015



Post-doc positions in Nanjing Tech Robotics Institute




The Nanjing Tech Robotics Institute (NRI) is part of the College of Electrical Engineering and Control Science to be created in the coming months. The future NRI is targeting developing fundamental and applied researches in humanoid robotics with the goal of an interactive robot for services and healthcare in the next five years. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D in robotics or related field, and previous working experience developing HRI solutions.

Job description for position I:

 

The future NRI is seeking for post-docs candidates in applied mathematics and more specifically in machine learning.

 

The candidate will perform basic researches in the analysis and the modeling of dynamic systems. More specifically, the candidate will investigate about human behavior in human robot interactions (HRI) contexts. The research will include, but not limited to, topics such as:

·       Switching dynamic systems,

·       Latent models (GP-LDA, etc.),

·       Time series analysis (segmentation, clustering, etc.)

·       Reinforcement learning

 

This research is part of the “Humanoid project” which is aiming at combining robotics and neurosciences into bio-inspired systems and new paradigms unifying control theory, cognitive perception and human robots interactions.

 

The candidate will work in close collaboration with a team handling applications dedicated to robotics and/or biomedical engineering to be implemented on our robots (humanoids, UAVs and AGVs). Accordingly, the candidate is expected to provide basic and application tools for domains such as motor control, bio-signal analysis, etc.

 

The candidate will participate also in the supervision of master program students and proposal writing.  The NRI will acquire devices and systems to support the candidate research needs.

 

The position is for 2years with a possible extension of 2 more years, starting as soon as possible. 

Desired skills and experience

·       Good research track record

·       Team working experience

·       Good programming skills (C++, R, machine learning API’s, Matlab)

·       Autonomy, writing and oral communication

  

Job description for position II:

 

The NRI is seeking for post-docs candidates in computer vision and more specifically in sensory-motor coordination in humanoid robots.

 

The candidate will perform basic research involving robot sensory system in general (vision, proprioception, etc.) and the coupling of this system with the control of movements.

Research should take inspiration from the human and target applications in human robot interactions (HRI) contexts. The following topics are part of the research to be addressed:

·       Movement planning in cluttered and dynamic environments,

·       Reaching and grasping strategies,

·       Visual servoing,

·       Generative/developmental acquisition of motor skills (e.g. imitation, reinforcement learning)

 

 

The candidate will work in close collaboration with a team handling applications dedicated to robotics and biomedical engineering. He will use the robotics platform of the NRI (Humanoids, UAVs and AGVs). The NRI will acquire devices and systems on demand to support the candidate research needs.

 

The position is for 2years with a possible extension of 2 more years, starting as soon as possible. 

Desired skills and experience

·       Good research track

·       Team working ability

·       Good programming skills (C++, OPENCV,  R, Matlab, etc.)

·       Autonomy, writing and reporting.




Required application material:



1. Cover letter
2. Resume/CV
3. Two references and/or two letters of recommendation
4. A statement of past experiences
 
All items are mandatory.
 
Availability: ASAP

 

For more information about the positions, please contact
Ryad Chellali  at rchellali at njtech.edu.cn or rchellali at hotmail.fr (+86 183 620 910 57)



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