[visionlist] Two Post-Doc Positions at IIT working on Perception and HRI

Alessandra Sciutti alessandra.sciutti at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 12:01:45 -05 2018


Two Post-Doc Positions at IIT working on Perception and HRI
Italian Institute of Technology - Genoa
Deadline: 14 January 2019
Project: ERC Starting Grant "wHiSPER"


Perception is a complex process, where prior knowledge is incorporated into
the current percept to help the brain cope with sensory uncertainty. This
implies that two individuals could perceive differently the very same
physical stimulus, e.g. the duration of an interval of time could look
longer to one than to the other. Yet, humans are very good at achieving a
tight coordination in space and time. 

The project aims at understanding how such a shared perception is achieved,
by modelling how visual perception of time and space changes during
interaction and enabling a robot to adapt its perception to the individual
needs of the partner. 

These aims require a multidisciplinary team of motivated researchers, coming
from different backgrounds and eager to address the challenges of
understanding humans and of making better robots! 

If you want to be part of the team, here you find the official calls: 

*	Postodctoral position in "Enabling shared perception with robots"
bling-shared-perception-with-robots . oriented to researchers with a
background in computer science, robotics, engineering or related fields;
*	Postoctoral position in "Investigating perception during interaction
with humans and robots"
estigating-perception-during-interaction-with-humans-and-robots  . oriented
to researchers with a background in psychology, neuroscience, biomedical
engineering or related fields;

The successful applicants will join an interdisciplinary team based at
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Erzelli, Genoa, Italy, and conduct
research in the context of the ERC Starting Grant "wHiSPER - investigating
Human Shared PErception with Robots" funded by the European Research Council
with Grant Agreement n. 804388 (Principal Investigator:
<https://www.iit.it/people/alessandra-sciutti> Alessandra Sciutti). Research
will happen in a fully equipped laboratory, supplied with a iCub humanoid
robot, motion capture and eye-tracking devices, in a group with a variety of
competences ranging from robotics to psychology and bioengineering.

The deadline for applications is: 14 January 2019

The project will start in March 2019. Additionally positions are available
at the PhD level and projects for Bachelor and Master preparation can be

Please contact:  <http://mailto:alessandra.sciutti@iit.it>
alessandra.sciutti at iit.it for any further question or information and share
this communication with anybody could be interested.





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