The iCub team (https://www.iit.it/research/lines/icub) at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow to work on the topic of “robot control for human-robot interaction (HRI)”. This project is in collaboration between the Humanoid Sensing and Perception Research Line and Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction Research Line.
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to develop computer vision methods to support human-robot interaction on our humanoid robots. The goal is to develop algorithms for human posture detection and compute communicative social cues that can be derived from the analysis of head and gaze direction or gestures (e.g. pointing). The candidate is expected to interact with a team of cognitive psychologists for the development of social behaviors in the iCub humanoid robot, and their validation in human-robot interaction experiments.
This research is part of a large-scale project (robotics for theranostics), funded directly by IIT, that aims at developing innovative robotic technologies applied to the diagnosis and therapy of neuro-developmental disorders (NDDs), as well as to study neurotypical development. The robotics for theranostics program will integrate cognitive neuroscience, robotics and electronics to address the following grand challenges:
The successful candidate will be offered a salary commensurate to experience and skills.
Please apply by July 15th, 2019, by sending your application to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting exactly “BC75194 – GSL-5 – Postdoc on computer vision for HRI” in the e-mail subject. Your application shall contain a detailed CV, a research statement, and contact information of two reference persons.
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