[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Idiap/EPFL (Switzerland): PhD position in robot learning from demonstration

Sylvain Calinon sylvain.calinon at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 07:05:27 PST 2019


Dear Colleagues,

The Robot Learning & Interaction Group at the Idiap Research Institute 
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__idiap.ch&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PW01NHn07jEzdIQjqkpvx4JGErqq83EqNXX5C47oXmM&s=Pm-y_zARrqgDpXq5MY6wNwfz_se8mDfxx85KR0FAiK0&e= ) in Switzerland has an open PhD position within the 
CODIMAN project (cobotics, digital skills and the re-humanization of the 
workplace), in collaboration with the Bern University of Applied 
Sciences (BFH).

The CODIMAN project will develop cobotic solutions for human-robot 
collaboration in industrial settings. We will examine how to support the 
implementation and acceptance of new technologies in partial automation 
and human-machine interactions. The project will address questions such 
as: what kind of interfaces are needed to facilitate intuitive machine 
operation and flexible reprogramming?, how to transfer complex 
manipulation skills by imitation?, which continuous education is needed 
to prepare workers for cobotics and improve productivity?, and how to 
foster social acceptance and promote a successful integration?

The selected PhD candidate should hold a Master degree in engineering, 
computer science, physics or applied mathematics, with a background in 
linear algebra, signal processing, programming, control and/or machine 
learning. The PhD position is for 4 years, provided successful progress, 
and should lead to a dissertation. The selected candidate will become a 
doctoral student at EPFL (after hiring, s/he will submit his/her 
application to the Doctoral School at EPFL). Annual gross salary ranges 
from 47,000 CHF (first year) to 50,000 CHF (last year).

PhD position description: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__calinon.ch_open-2Dpositions.htm&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PW01NHn07jEzdIQjqkpvx4JGErqq83EqNXX5C47oXmM&s=ZPdLuSyzv7F1SnRZFO3jfk1gMgrR-RoRfbCd9ixEvJc&e= 
Link for application: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.idiap.ch_education-2Dand-2Djobs_job-2D10278&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PW01NHn07jEzdIQjqkpvx4JGErqq83EqNXX5C47oXmM&s=UcxSZOmy1xMiK_MHgsINLBRexla0BsgPdXDoq0kcC08&e= 
Application deadline: January 31, 2020

Best regards,
Sylvain

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Dr Sylvain Calinon,
Idiap Research Institute,
Martigny, Switzerland
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__calinon.ch&d=DwICaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=PW01NHn07jEzdIQjqkpvx4JGErqq83EqNXX5C47oXmM&s=DG4ymm0qRijWoKsGycytjPfD5r58EZZMRaxxK5IhNHs&e= 



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