[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open PhD position available at LAAS CNRS in Human-Robot Interaction

Rachid Alami Rachid.Alami at laas.fr
Wed Nov 23 05:13:09 PST 2016

A PhD student opportunity is now available, working with Dr. Rachid
Alami (LAAS, Toulouse, France), in human-aware motion planning 
and control for robots that interact with Humans.

The team has already established experience and results in the field.
The applicant will be in charge of extending the current schemes and
more partcularly integrating reactive planning. Machine learning techniques 
might be applied. 

This work be developped in the context of a H2020 European Project.


In addition to a passion for robotics, mathematics, programming, you
should be open to extend your thinking to the issues linked to
Human-Robot Interaction and the associated topics of acceptability and
predictability of robot behaviour.

- Master degree in Computer Science, Robotics, Electrical Engineering or closely related fields
- Excellent academic track record
- Good English skills, written and spoken
- Strong background in one of the following: AI, Algorithmics, Planning
- Strong C++ skills, Python 
- Skill to analyze and improve algorithms
- Ability to work as a teammate with other researchers 

Familiarity with tools such as ROS, and Git is a must.


Starting Date: February 2017 but later starts are also possible.
Application deadline: The evaluation of the candidates starts
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply by email to Rachid.Alami at laas.fr:

Requested information:
1. Letter of motivation 
2. A detailed  CV (Nationality, Date of Birth, English level, previous experience, scientific publications if any);
3. Transcripts of records of your BSc. and MSc
4. List of at least 3 references 


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