RobotDoc (Robotics for Development of Cognition) is a multi-national doctoral training network for the interdisciplinary training on developmental cognitive robotics. The RobotDoc network consists of an excellent balance of academic and industrial partners, and of European and international laboratory leaders in developmental cognitive robotics. The network activities will have a significant impact on the career perspectives of the Fellows through training opportunities on industrial and academic research projects and skills.
In the frame of the ITN, the Experienced Researcher will focus on robotic visual attention. Attention in humans has been shown to depend on motor information. The open questions are on defining how this information is used and what advantages it offers for a cognitive system. It relates also to the problem of selecting what information to attend to in reaching and grasping. How motor and contextual signals shape attention filters and consequently it will also be investigated what information reaches further processing stages.
- PhD degree in Robotics or related fields
- Experience in C++ programming is a plus.
- Experience in control theory and control related issues is a plus.
- Creativity and proactive attitude
- Fluency in both spoken and written English
- The candidate should be able to start as soon as possible.
The applicant should satisfy eligibility for experienced researchers within an ITN as defined by the EC. In short, they should still be within the first five years of their scientific career and must be nationals of a country other than that of the host organization, where they will carry out their project. Italian Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Italy for more than 12 months, in the 4 years immediately prior to the date of selection.
This post will be offered on a 12-month contract (fixed term). Salary will be according to the rules for Experienced Researchers set out in the FP7 People Work programme 2008, including living and mobility allowance (may vary according to the family situation of the resarcher). The Experienced Researcher will also be eligible to receive a travel allowance, as specified in the Marie Curie Grant Agreement.
Further information about Marie Curie projects can be found at the following link: http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/mariecurieactions/home_en.html
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