Job: Position at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
Start: Fall 2013
Duration: The grant will be for 1 years, renewable up to three years (by mutual consent), with a yearly salary from € 12.500,00 to € 25.000,00 (depending on the experience and seniority of the candidate).
The PRISCA Laboratory (Projects of Intelligent Robotics and Advanced Cognitive Systems) at the University of Napoli “Federico II” is seeking applicants for a
research position. The research to be carried out will be in the context of the EU FP7 project SAPHARI (www.saphari.eu), which is about safe and autonomous human-aware robot interaction.
Applications are invited from candidates with good Master or a PhD in Cognitive Science, Robotics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Electronic Engineering or other relevant disciplines. Research would be carried out in one of the following areas related to the study of the mechanisms underlying the regulation of attention in cognitive control:
- Attentional Systems in Cognitive Robotics;
- Reactive/Deliberative Robotics Architectures;
- Motivation and Emotion in Decision Making/Action Selection;
- Human-robot interaction;
- Human Intention Recognition in HRI.
Candidates must have a strong research record and a solid background in software programming (C++) and hands-on experience with mobile robotics platforms and sensors.
Naples (Italian: Napoli) is the third largest city in Italy, and is the capital of the Campania region. World-known for its rich history, art, culture, architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples is a lively, exciting and bustling city situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous gulf, and is surrounded by attractive tourist and archaeological sites such as Capri, Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples for further information.