[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position in assistive robotics and HRI at the University of New Hampshire

Momotaz Begum mbegum at cs.uml.edu
Tue Dec 20 09:11:11 PST 2016

Computer Science Department at the University of New Hampshire invites
applications for a PhD position in the area of robot perception and
learning for assistive applications in Fall 2017.

The selected candidate will be working with Prof. Begum in the Assistive
Robotics lab on developing HRI algorithms (strong focus is on perception
and learning) for robots (e.g. Rethink’s Sawyer and ABB’s IRB 120) that
will empower workers with disabilities (perceptual and cognitive) to work
in industrial environments (e.g. in assembly lines). The project is jointly
supported by the newly formed Olson center for advanced manufacturing at
the University of New Hampshire.

Successful candidates

1.       should have a Master’s degree in robotics/AI/Machine
learning/Computer vision or a related field. Strong familiarity with
standard machine learning and/or computer vision algorithms is a plus

2.      should have strong analytical ability and programming experience
(c++/Python/Java). Hands -on experience with robot/ROS is a plus

3.       should have genuine interest to work with end-users of robotics
systems (e.g. conducting HRI studies to test systems and algorithms
developed in this project with workers with disabilities)

Financial support in the form of TA or RA will be available. To be
considered for a Dean’s fellowship, applications should be submitted here
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.gradschool.unh.edu_apply.php&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=h8_kdvRSQuhBayzIRofGpri3tep-NnI-Xz9DN76ksIA&s=JloXfzfktCnCtuCKXit3IUai9v0SyrsG1F0nHs9N70c&e=  before January 3rd , 2017.

Specific questions related to this position should be directed to Prof.
Begum at mbegum at cs.unh.edu

Momotaz Begum
Research Scientist
Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Lowell

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