[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Post-doctoral and research assistant scholarships in cognitive robotics - University of Aveiro

Luís Seabra Lopes lsl at ua.pt
Thu Mar 19 10:26:18 PDT 2015


Transverse Activity on Intelligent Robotics
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Apply by 2015/04/07

Through previous projects, the Transverse Activity on
Intelligent Robotics of the University of Aveiro (ATRI/UA)
has been working on the integration of reactivity, deliberation,
learning and interactivity for intelligent robots. We address the
development of artificial cognitive systems able to build a
high-level understanding of their world by storing and exploiting
appropriate memories  of their experiences.

In this context, the following research scholarships
are open for applications:

1) Post-doctoral research scholarship
The work will focus on open-ended learning for
intelligent service robots, addressing methods for
continually learning and refining knowledge by
gathering and conceptualizing different types of
experiences. In collaboration with the existing research
team, the work will address open-ended learning for
different domains, including visual object learning
and recognition, affordance learning, human activity
learning for improved responsiveness and robot
activity learning for improved task execution performance.

Additional information on the scholarship:

2) Research assistant scholarship
This scholarship focuses on the design and
development of mechanisms for conceptualizing activities
in service robotics applications, including robot activities
and human activities in the robot’s environment. As far
as robot activities are concerned, there is a focus on
problem solving and failure recovery, as well as on
human-robot interaction for guiding plan-based robot
experiences. Concerning human activities, the learned
activity models can be used for anticipating future events
and improving the reactivity of a robot to user needs.

Additional information on the scholarship:

Applications must be submitted by April 7th, 2015, via e-mail
to Luis Seabra Lopes (lsl at ua dot pt). The evaluation and ranking
of candidates will be communicated via e-mail.

The University of Aveiro is in among the top 100 universities
in the world with less than 50 years, according to
"Times Higher Education". UA is attended by about
15,000 students on undergraduate and postgraduate
programmes. ATRI/UA has been conducting projects leading
to the development of integrated architectures for intelligent
robotic systems. This group is well known for its successful
participation in many robotic competitions (RoboCup,
Portuguese Robotics Festival, AAAI, SRVC, etc.)

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