[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-Doctoral Position on Networked Robot Systems interacting with autistic children

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Tue Dec 1 02:29:49 PST 2015

[Apologies for multiple postings]

The Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), a unit of the Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems, located at
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), U. Lisboa, Portugal has currently available 1 (one) post-doctoral research position. 
We are seeking highly motivated researchers to integrate the research team for the project
"INSIDE: Intelligent Networked Robot Systems for Symbiotic Interaction with Children with Impaired Development"

The project is a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA), INESC-ID (Lisbon, Portugal), 
ISR/LARSyS/IST-ID (Lisbon, Portugal), and FCT / New University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal), also involving
Hospital Garcia da Orta and the companies IDMind; PLUX Biosignals; and VoiceInteraction.

The successful candidates are expected to have background and experience in one (or more) of the following areas:

* Networked robot systems;
* Decision-theoretic planning under uncertainty;
* Human-Robot Interaction.

The selected grantee will be mainly responsible in the project for the activities concerning integration of software and hardware
for the robots where the research results will be demonstrated. The research component will focus on the development of
sequential decision-making under uncertainty methods (e.g., POMDPs, MDPs, reinforcement learning) to handle the interaction
between autistic children and a networked robot system, including at least a CoBot.

The grant has a duration of 12 months, renewable up to a total duration of 31 months, and it is expected to start on January 2016.

The grantees will work at the Intelligent Robots and Systems group of ISR/IST (http://welcome.isr.ist.utl.pt/labs/irsgroup/), and will
also have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with all the other partners of the project.

Applications should be sent to Pedro U. Lima (pal at isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt) until 21 December 2015 by replying to this email and should include

* a detailed CV, including a list of publications, 
* a brief statement about research interests and motivation to join the project, and 
* the name and contact of 2 references. 

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