[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc Position in the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS) at the University of Zagreb, Croatia

Zdenko Kovačić Zdenko.Kovacic at fer.hr
Tue Sep 27 02:12:31 PDT 2016

The Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__larics.rasip.fer.hr_&d=DQIFBA&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ZT2bFRSHPP_H_U2SZ6LmgULyUo_NYrHj8ebtgkhW5-U&s=MlUXofe6reCZjudbuXmoVJjn_f_TKUYmKx6fODkcNEQ&e= >) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb, Croatia seeks to fill a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar position related to the project Autism Diagnostic Observation with Robot Evaluator (ADORE<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__larics.rasip.fer.hr_adore-2Dproject_&d=DQIFBA&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=ZT2bFRSHPP_H_U2SZ6LmgULyUo_NYrHj8ebtgkhW5-U&s=jctnpcwQHDBHpN9429vgKbyVZfF1XjMckzul8TLsErQ&e= >) financed by the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) until August 31st 2018. The tasks to work on with the rest of the team include: (i) Development of standardized social presses to be performed by a robot and designed to provoke a child's social response, (ii) Development of new adaptive robot behaviors, (iii) Implementation (testing) of a robot-based diagnostic protocol in a clinical setting with a group of children with ASD and a group of typically developing children, (iv) Evaluation of robotic cognitive abilities, compared against human observations, (v) Redefinition and remodeling of protocol items and scoring system based on the analysis of implementation results.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in any of the following areas: robotics and control, artificial intelligence, machine learning, estimation and real-time control. Prior knowledge in computer vision, signal processing, advanced programming in Python and C++ is a plus. Practical experience with the Aldebaran Robotics humanoid robots NAO and Pepper is a plus too.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field. The annual salary will be $24,000. Candidates should email a cover letter, a detailed CV and a list of references (e-mail and telephone numbers) to zdenko.kovacic at fer.hr<mailto:zdenko.kovacic at fer.hr>. The competition process officially opens on October 1st 2016.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Prof. Zdenko Kovacic, Ph.D.E.E.
Head of LARICS - Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems
Department of Control and Computer Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
University of Zagreb
Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 6129796

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