[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc position in robotics and AI at ISIR, UPMC, Paris, France

Alexandre Coninx alexandre at coninx.org
Fri Mar 31 14:44:14 PDT 2017


Postdoc position in robotics and AI at ISIR, UPMC, Paris, France
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Main topic: Robot state representation learning for skill acquisition

Duration: Funding available for 18 months, starting 1st June, or as soon
as possible thereafter.


Position profile
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The goal of this project is to investigate the ways through which a
robot can autonomously build state representations of sensory data which
support the learning of sensorimotor and cognitive skills.

Applicants should hold a PhD in AI or a related field, have a strong
experience in machine learning (dimensionality reduction, deep learning,
bayesian learning), good programming skills and an interest in robotics.
A significant experience in robotics programming is a plus. Speaking or
understanding French is not required.


Context
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The position will be located in the Institute of Intelligent Systems and
Robotics (ISIR, https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.isir.upmc.fr&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=w3IFjfHVSiAottJxTGeGhKMbFpsIiagczfC2XQv4aME&s=16LJnmxIvywmJm53CQ2wT08Y66zF_iNR9zcKbj3JFbA&e= ), Paris, France. ISIR belongs to
the UPMC-Sorbonne Universités which is among the top ranked French
universities. ISIR is located in the center of Paris, thus at walking
distance from the Seine river, from other academic institutions (Ecole
Normale Supérieure, La Sorbonne, Collège de France, Muséum d'Histoire
Naturelle, Université Paris Descartes, Hôpital la Pitié Salpétrière),
and from famous monuments (Notre Dame, Le Panthéon, le Théâtre du
Châtelet, Institut du Monde Arabe).

This research is funded by the SMART Labex project
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.smart-2Dlabex.fr_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=w3IFjfHVSiAottJxTGeGhKMbFpsIiagczfC2XQv4aME&s=IUqdCD4qFLGUdH6OPufedY3a8iKp8d1M_hLKOnf7Wyc&e= ) linked to the ongoing DREAM european
project (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.robotsthatdream.eu_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=w3IFjfHVSiAottJxTGeGhKMbFpsIiagczfC2XQv4aME&s=k2CFRdTdrfy8xEqW_Z3TkIWqv_6gavsIg5fIiSy5u6c&e= ), which is led by ISIR and
focuses on the bootstrap of a developmental process allowing a robot to
learn about its environment and the objects it contains. It also
involves collaboration with LIP6 (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.lip6.fr&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=w3IFjfHVSiAottJxTGeGhKMbFpsIiagczfC2XQv4aME&s=TtwBhyUFUnNQkAVZ4l04lK1QmLJEPRUMl292LAgDhlU&e=  - also at UPMC), a
leading French computer science lab. The position involves robotics
experiments that will be done on Baxter and PR2 robots.


Instructions
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To apply, please send a CV, a motivation letter and the contact details
of 2 to 3 references to Stéphane Doncieux <stephane.doncieux at upmc.fr>
and Alexandre Coninx <alexandre.coninx at upmc.fr> with [Postdoc
application] in the subject of the mail.

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Alexandre Coninx - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__people.isir.upmc.fr_coninx_&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=w3IFjfHVSiAottJxTGeGhKMbFpsIiagczfC2XQv4aME&s=F__4I48adyNGQQta2W-MrjLO-P5LgdACnvKb7kOPgPY&e= 
Maître de conférences (assistant professor) - UPMC ISIR, AMAC team
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