[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Internship Opportunity at Disney Research, Pittsburgh

Iolanda Leite iolanda.leite at disneyresearch.com
Thu Jan 7 08:09:43 PST 2016


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The Language-based Character Interaction Group at Disney Research,
Pittsburgh, is looking for a Lab Associate (intern) in the area of spoken
dialogue systems. We are looking for a highly motivated student with
research experience and excellent technical skills.

Duration: 3-6 months

Start date: immediately (March 1 at the latest)

Main Responsibilities:
- Develop and integrate spoken dialogue system components into an
autonomous social robot intended to maintain a relationship with users over
extended time
- Document research in internal reports, peer-reviewed publications and
patent applications

Desired Qualifications:
- BA/BS in Computer Science or related fields
- Excellent software development and integration skills
- Experience in the areas of speech recognition, natural language
understanding and/or dialogue management
- Familiarity with cognitive architectures and work in long-term memory are
highly desirable but not necessary
- Good communication skills
- Strong publication record

How to Apply:
Please send your CV along with a brief cover letter that motivates your
application to iolanda.leite at disneyresearch.com. Applications will start
being reviewed immediately.

Iolanda Leite
Associate Research Scientist
Disney Research, Pittsburgh


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