[robotics-worldwide] [ai-robotics] [jobs] Post-doc position on LAAS-RIS Laboratory, Toulouse, France

Rachid Alami Rachid.Alami at laas.fr
Tue Jul 31 07:25:14 PDT 2018

A One year (re-newable) Post-Doc opportunity is now available, working 
with Dr. Rachid Alami (LAAS, Toulouse, France) in decisional issues 
for Human-Robot Interaction.

The applicant will contribute to the development and evaluation of a
control architecture for a robot that is able to collaborate with or
assist humans.

One main source of inspiration is the human-human joint action, a 
a topic of intense research in cognitive psychology and philosophy. 

Specific topics of interest are: shared task and motion plan
elaboration, robot on-line decisional abilities as well as human-robot
communication and dialog management. Key notions that will support
this work are Joint Action, Shared Plans, affordances, perspective
taking and theory of mind. Learning within such a framework will also
be considered.

Several collaborative projects will be used as context for the research. 


- PhD in Human-robot Interaction, Cognitive Robotics or closely related fields
- Excellent academic track record with publications 
- Very good English skills, written and spoken
- Strong background in one of the following: AI, Algorithmics, Planning, Machine-Learning 
- 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: October 2018  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. Your full CV (Nationality, Date of Birth,  English level, scientific publications);
3  List of at least 3 references 
4; Recommendations Letters

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