[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position in Multi-modal Human-Robot Interaction @IDSIA, Switzerland

Gianni Di Caro gianni at idsia.ch
Thu Mar 5 11:55:18 PST 2015

****************** PhD Position @ IDSIA ***********************

- PhD position in: Multi-modal bilateral interaction between
  humans and multi-robot systems

- Start date and duration: April/May 2015, 3.5 years

- Location: "Dalle Molle" Institute for Artificial Intelligence
                (IDSIA), Lugano, Switzerland (http://ww.idsia.ch)

- Official call:


- Study and development of novel systems for communication from
  humans to multi-robot systems based on the use and integration
  of wearable technologies, artificial vision, speech
  recognition, and radio communications. The goal is to design
  communication modalities that are both robust to different
  environment conditions and intuitive/easy-to-use for the

- Study and development of novel systems for communication from
  multi-robot systems to humans based on the use and integration
  of coordinated audio-visual signals and mobility. The goal is
  to design communication modalities that are highly informative
  regarding the status of the robots and at the same time require
  minimal cognitive load from the human side.

- Application and test of the research results in the context of
  realistic search and rescue missions.

- Involvement in the activities of NCCR Robotics consortium
  (www.nccr-robotics.ch), which is the scientific context in
  which research activities will be developed and applied.

Candidate Profile:

The candidate must hold an MSc in a domain related to the
research topics. She/he must be highly motivated and must have:
expertise in writing scientific reports, excellent communication
skills in English (both writing and speaking), good attitude
towards team working in an international environment.

The scientific and technical knowledge of the candidate should

- Wearable systems
- Machine vision
- Speech recognition
- Coordination and communication in mobile multi-robot systems
- ROS, C/C++, preferably in  Linux environment

Important dates and additional information:

 * Deadline for submission of applications: March 22, 2015

 * Duration of the fellowship: 3.5 years, possibly starting from
   April/May 2015

 * English is the official language at IDSIA

 * The candidate will work under the direct supervision of
   Dr. Gianni Di Caro and Prof. Luca Gambardella

 * Attractive salary, aligned with Swiss standards

 * Additional information can be found in the official document
   of the call (see below), and/or can asked to Gianni A. Di Caro
   (gianni at idsia.ch)  http://www.idsia.ch/~gianni

How to Apply:

Please refer to the procedure described in the official call for
the position, as published on on the website of SUPSI:

The application MUST be submitted through the online page:

Applications received after the deadline will NOT BE CONSIDERED!

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