[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc/PhD Positions in Robot Learning and Reinforcement Learning

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[robotics-worldwide] Postdoc/PhD Positions in Robot Learning and Reinforcement Learning

Jan Peters
!!!!Postdoc/PhD positions available at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group at Darmstadt University of Technology / Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany!!!

The Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group invites applications for several research positions (postdoc/phd) in the domain of robot learning and reinforcement learning. The core focus of the group evolves around the problem how we can endow robots with new motor skill and allow them to self-improve their abilities. In order to approach this topic, we develop novel machine learning methods, evaluate possibilities from the perspective of classical robotics and follow biological inspiration from human motor control.

The researcher will be embedded in this highly international research group lead by Jan Peters which is centered at Darmstadt, Germany but is tightly intertwined with the Department of Empirical Inference & Machine Learning at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems as well as the Computational Learning and Motor Control Lab at the University of Southern California. The researcher will encouraged to partake in the our collaborations with many important machine learning and robotics groups in North America, Europe and Japan.
More background can be found at the preliminary homepage http://www.intelligent-autonomous-systems.de/.

The successful candidate should fit in with these interests and should have a strong background in either robotics and machine learning, ideally in both.
Applications of scientists with background in reinforcement learning, imitation learning, robot learning, robot grasping and manipulation, motor skill learning, and biomimetic robotics are particularly encouraged. The positions are to be filled as soon as possible and are available immediately. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled. The application should include a cover letter stating the candidates research interests, curriculum vita, list of publications, and names of three referees. Electronic submission is requested.

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING TO APPLY, PLEASE PING ME (=Jan Peters)  BY EMAIL ASAP!


Contact Information:
Prof. Jan Peters, Ph.D.
Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, FB Informatik
Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
phone: +49-6151-16  7351
fax:       +49-6151-16  7374
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www: http://www.intelligent-autonomous-systems.de/
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[robotics-worldwide] Ph.D. Position at Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision Group

dpuig
The Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision Group (http://deim.urv.cat/~rivi/) at Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona (Spain) is looking for candidates with experience in computer vision and robotics for a 4-year Ph.D. position under URV pre-doctoral grants.

https://seuelectronica.urv.cat/treballar-a-la-urv/convocatories-pdi/102/convocatoria-de-beques-de-recerca-predoctorals-urv-maig-2011
(the new call will be opened by September)

Applicants should hold a Master degree. Applications from candidates with relevant Master's grade will be welcomed. The ideal candidate will have a background in computer science, mathematics, electronics or electrical engineering, or a related field.

In general, candidates should demonstrate their research skills.
Particularly, candidates with publications in ISI-JCR journals are especially welcome.

Successful candidates will join a research project on vision-based multirobot exploration, and are expected to do research in fundamental disciplines, such as: 'Simultaneous Localization and Mapping', 'Scene Interpretation', and 'Video Sequence Analysis'.

http://deim.urv.cat/~rivi/research2.html  <http://deim.urv.cat/%7Erivi/research2.html>

Prospective candidates may contact Dr. Domenec Puig ([hidden email])

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Dr. Domenec Puig Valls
Dept. d'Enginyeria Informatica i Matematiques
Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeria
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Sescelades
Avinguda dels Paisos Catalans, 26
43007 Tarragona
Catalunya (SPAIN)
tel.: +34 977 559677
fax:  +34 977 559710
e-mail: [hidden email]
http://deim.urv.cat/~rivi/
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