[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position on Conversational Interfaces for humanoid robots at Italian Institute of Technology & University of Manchester

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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] PhD position on Conversational Interfaces for humanoid robots at Italian Institute of Technology & University of Manchester

Lorenzo Natale
This is to advertise a phd position with scholarship at the Humanoid Sensing and Perception laboratory, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.iit.it_research_lines_humanoid-2Dsensing-2Dand-2Dperception&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=vlthOE58n4rwHufr_POGmHiBBfKRbtqpJPrMKc6BjVI&s=HaGCDz0XbtOMqzNYeZwUb12pArHoSOu5xhpmgS1-ozY&e= ).

The PhD project aims at improving the social abilities of the iCub and R1 robots developed at IIT, focusing in particular on the integration between Natural Language Processing (NLP), computer vision and machine learning. Specifically the project has the goal of i) integrating the IVE NLP platform, developed by NTT Data Italy, on the iCub and R1 robots to implement a bi-directional communication interface and ii) study how contextual information derived by other sensory channels (e.g. vision) can be used to enhance the effectiveness of NLP in applications involving human-robot interaction.

The position is funded by NTT-Data, and is part of the PhD program organized by University of Manchester. Research and training activities are jointly conducted within IIT structure and University of Manchester.

Text of the call is available online, to apply follow the instructions reported in the call:

Fore more information do not hesitate to get in touch with: Lorenzo Natale [hidden email]

Lorenzo Natale, PhD
Senior Researcher
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
via S. Quirico 19D, 16163 Genova
mail: [hidden email]
Ph: +39 010 289 8232

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