[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Collective decision making for robot swarms, ISTC-CNR, Rome, Italy
vito.trianni at istc.cnr.it
Mon Jul 8 06:15:31 PDT 2019
A research position is now open at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council, in Rome.
The position is for one year, and is renewable for two more years.
DEADLINE for formal applications: Thursday, 8 August, 2019
The research program aims to the study of collective decision making in dynamical contexts, where the possible alternatives display time-varying features. The study has a theoretical component based on dynamical systems theory, and an experimental component based on multi-agent and multi-robot systems. Dynamical systems are useful to determine the time evolution of decision-making under a certain parameterization, with the goal of identifying optimal conditions to maximize efficiency and decision accuracy. Multi-agent models allow to validate the predictions made by analytical models, and to consider heterogeneous interaction topologies that can emerge, for instance, from complex and dynamic distribution of agents in space. The research also includes the possibility to test the identified collective decision strategies with multi-robot systems, exploiting a swarm of kilobot robots.
The ideal candidate should have excellent programming skills (C++, Python), experience with multi-agent and multi-robot systems, and knowledge of the swarm robotics literature.
The interested candidate may place an informal inquiry by contacting me (see contact details below), or read the instructions for the application provided in the notice of selection:
Vito Trianni, Ph.D. vito.trianni@(no_spam)istc.cnr.it
Via San Martino della Battaglia 44 Tel: +39 06 44595277
00185 Roma Fax: +39 06 44595243
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