UK: Research Assistant/Postdoc position in Developmental Robotics

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Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
School of Computer Science, Adaptive Systems Research Group
http://adapsys.feis.herts.ac.uk/

University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
http://www.herts.ac.uk/

Research Assistant/Fellow in Developmental Robotics
20,436 – 24,403 GBP per annum starting salary (depending on qualifications)

Fixed term contract until end of August 2009
(funding may be available after August 2009 pending on the outcome of grant
applications)

A postgraduate Research Assistant/Fellow post is available in the EU Framework
VI funded project Robotcub. This multidisciplinary project consists of several
European partners. You will pursue research into development robotics, in
particular in the context of human robot interactive communication. You will
be a member of the Adaptive Systems Research Group at University of
Hertfordshire in the School of Computer Science. The highly active and
multidisciplinary research group has an excellent international research track
record including research in developmental robotics and human-robot
interaction.
You should have a strong postgraduate degree (MSc or PhD) in Computer Science
or a related area and are expected to have strong qualifications and
experience in biologically-inspired developmental robotics, robot learning,
machine learning, robot vision or related areas, as well as excellent research
experience in robot programming. The development of software for a humanoid
robot (http://kaspar.feis.herts.ac.uk/), and contributions to the iCub
(http://www.robotcub.org/), forms a central part in the research.

For informal inquiries please contact the team leader Prof. Kerstin Dautenhahn
(K.Dautenhahn@herts.ac.uk).

Closing date: 29 August 2008 Quote Reference: EN8650
Starting Date: as soon as possible

All formal applications must be made online:
http://web-apps.herts.ac.uk/uhweb/apps/hr/research-vacancies.cfm

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