[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Open Position at EPFL: Postdoc in HRI / Educational Robotics

Francesco Mondada Francesco.Mondada at epfl.ch
Tue Feb 12 00:24:20 PST 2019


EPFL is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in human-robot interaction (HRI), geared towards educational applications. The researcher will be hosted in the CHILI <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__chili.epfl.ch_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=OjK3RDtwYutMXq6WG1r1amxyBTGAi6iNNtnunxvvbi8&e=>  lab, which belongs to EPFL School of Computer Science. About 20 researchers develop new tools for education, including AR, AI/ML, tangible interfaces and several projects in educational robotics. It is located in the architecture lighthouse, the Rolex Learning Cente <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__rolexlearningcenter.epfl.ch_page-2D54811-2Dfr.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=EH4mj6BPHc__BUnuT11YkjjByDTT1F34xQ1l4HOL1Jk&e=>r. The candidate will also be affiliated to MOBOTS <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__mobots.epfl.ch_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=22ZAnd-Z68bXk83KniPGbLetLTTwSk6ZkbqE_JgRVGU&e=> lab, which belongs to EPFL School of Engineering and is namely known for developping the Thymio robots (>46’000 copies have been sold to school and parents). Both labs are deeply involved in LEARN <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__learn.epfl.ch_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=la4xtyAzs5_bVCh8VUwM2cML-kW3CazxjcJkj1r2Jbc&e=>, the EPFL Center for Learning Sciences, as well as in the NCCR Robotics <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nccr-2Drobotics.ch_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=2XRjtcc1jyyG0Iel4cPMVl07lI9D7pH_20_MZUCaFPE&e=>, a large research program that brings together over 20 robotics labs nationwide. The role of the candidate will be to supervise and contribute to several projects related to educational robotics: Co-Writer <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__chili.epfl.ch_page-2D92073-2Den-2Dhtml_robotics_cowriter_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=iJ9AC0gaTvLGA-h7GPKPe3fGYHkea7isTvhe_1aXe68&e=>, Thymio <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.thymio.org_fr-3Athymio&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=iJNrC82_ZDhgQdTa4tFSCF0B8oJT84MQWBgMAe71ANw&e=>,  <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__actu.epfl.ch_news_new-2Dsoftware-2Dhelps-2Danalyze-2Dwriting-2Ddisabilities_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=MEA6U5F1TG0YePwgnyRtRBH12KS-inmF_PErJUY1l3k&e=>T <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__actu.epfl.ch_news_new-2Dsoftware-2Dhelps-2Danalyze-2Dwriting-2Ddisabilities_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=MEA6U5F1TG0YePwgnyRtRBH12KS-inmF_PErJUY1l3k&e=>egami, Cellulo <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__chili.epfl.ch_page-2D92073-2Den-2Dhtml_robotics_cellulo_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=U3rA02oe0V4Wz18IxlvwBnNKUfBjK3EuuHtBEMx9I5M&e=> and Animatas <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.animatas.eu_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=_sCt1tk199clN6vxCDgZ_ukDCVKI8Kd4n7nYE_7PYr8&s=GMa3tc_AAUZzR2sooOfv7hm6sOk-MRX90GR1aHv3mg0&e=> (EU).  They currently involve 6 PhD students and about 5 undergraduates per semester. 

Candidates should have PhD in CS, Robotics or Machine Vision and an interest for user studies and human learning. She or he will have excellent programming skills, interest for hardware and robot prototyping and have conducted some HRI or Educational Technologies research before. Participation into teaching and lab management activities is included. The position is annually renewed for a maximum of 3 years. Starting date is summer 2019. Salary ranges between 80K and 85K Swiss Francs (± same in $) depending upon experience. Working conditions are close to perfect at EPFL: top 5 science&tech university in Europe, great lab funding, top students recruited, beautiful campus on Geneva lakeshore, high quality of life outside work, gorgeous nature, democracy, etc.

Inquiries: Contact Prof. P. Dillenbourg, director of CHILI Lab, pierre.dillenbourg at epfl.ch <mailto:pierre.dillenbourg at epfl.ch>.  
Applications: send your curriculum and what you consider as your best paper to the same address.



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