[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Fully-Funded PhD Position for Teaching Social Robots from Human Demonstration at Oakland University (Wing-Yue Geoffrey Louie)

Geoffrey Louie geoffrey.louie at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 08:25:56 PDT 2020

A fully-funded PhD student position is currently open in the Intelligent
Robotics Laboratory in the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at Oakland University (Michigan, USA). The position focuses on
teaching social robots from human demonstration for healthcare
applications. This work is in close collaboration with the Oakland
University Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic for teaching children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder and School of Nursing for Intervention delivery
for older adults. The student participating in this project will engage in
the following general research areas: 1) Social Robotics, 2) Human-Robot
Interaction, 3) Robot Learning from Demonstration, 4) Applications of
Machine Learning/AI, 5) Robot Vision, 6) Sensor Fusion, and 7) Robotics

Position Requirements: Applicants should have at minimum a B.Sc. degree in
Mechanical/Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science. Applicants
are expected to have the following traits:

·         Strong programming skills in C++ and Python

·         Hands-on experience with real-world robotic systems

·         Theoretical and applied knowledge of machine learning techniques

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Capable of independently managing projects

The ideal candidate has also relevant experience with:

·         Robot Operating System (ROS)

·         Virtual Reality or OpenGL development

·         OpenCV

·         Tensorflow/Caffe/Pytorch

·         Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing, Audio Signal

Position Start Date: Summer 2020 or Fall 2020

Application Instructions: If you are interested please send a cover letter
outlining your motivation and a statement of your research interests, your
CV, and transcripts to louie at oakland.edu.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is April 30, 2020.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the deadline.

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