The Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence
(NCARAI) at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington DC is
looking for 1-2 postdocs to join our team. Our team is
multidisciplinary and includes roboticists, perception scientists,
cognitive scientists, and computer scientists.
Our lab's focus is primarily on human robot interaction from a
computational cognitive and social perspective. We have openings for
postdocs who specialize in:
* Cognitive Robotics
* Human Robot Interaction
* Perception on a mobile robot
* Cognitive / Social modeling
We are currently recruiting for a project that focuses on social
norms, proxemics, and cognitive/social interaction.
We will consider people with expertise in any area of mobile
robotics, though an open mind, an ability to work well in medium size
groups, and a strong publishing record are all required.
We have outstanding facilities and resources. Our newest platforms
are three HUBO-DRC+ robots. We also have three MDS anthropomorphic
robots, each with highly expressive heads and torsos with close to 50
Our lab is a 50,000 square foot facility (the Laboratory for
Autonomous Systems Research), which has unique environmental high bays
and laboratories for experimentation. The hallmark is a 150x75x30
reconfigurable high bay, which will has full motion capture coverage
over the entire space, floodable areas and many more features to
support state-of-the-art research. Other environments within our new
facility include: a live-growth tropical rain forest; a desert
environment with rock walls; a littoral environment (which includes a
25 x 50 pool with an adjustable slope on one end and wave generators
on the other end for creating surf conditions); and an outdoor
highland forest environment with water features and "box canyons"
built out of boulders.