[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD Studentship in HRI algorithms for assistive robots at the University of New Hampshire

Momotaz Begum momotaz.begum.onu at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 05:31:39 PST 2016

Computer Science Department at the University of New Hampshire invites
application 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 Human Robot Interaction (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. 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

2.       should have strong analytical ability, interest in research, and
programming experience (C++/Python/Java). Hands -on experience with
robots/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 and/or RA will be available. To be
considered for a Dean’s fellowship, applications should be submitted here
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Specific questions related to this position should be directed to Prof.
Begum at mbegum at cs.unh.edu

Momotaz Begum
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of New Hampshire
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