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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoctoral Position in Human-Robot Interaction through VR in Tokyo (NII)

Tetsunari Inamura
Recruitment of Postdoctoral Position in Human-Robot Interaction
through Cloud-based Virtual Reality System
National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan
Deadline: Feb 20th, 2018 (might be extended according to the situation)

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Inamura Laboratory in National Institute of Informatics(NII) is
seeking a full-time post-doc in the area of Human-Robot Interaction
through Cloud-based Virtual Reality System

This project aims to develop a cloud-based immersive virtual reality
system to promote the development of intelligence of service robots
through human-robot interaction. Interaction experience with humans is
quite an important resource information to develop the intelligence of
robot systems; however, the cost to ask subjects to take part in the
interaction experiments and maintain the robot hardware is one of the
bottlenecks in HRI system. This project thus develops a cloud-based VR
system to collect and share social and embodied interaction experience
through crowd-sourcing, that is the SIGVerse system.

The post-doc researcher should engage in research to develop social
intelligence of service robots/human assistance systems using the
above SIGVerse system. The research topic/keywords will be:
- Human-Robot Interaction System through Virtual Reality
- Social and embodied skill learning from demonstration/interaction
- Development of human assistance system in daily life environment
- Modeling of human behavior in daily life environment
The above keywords are the main target; however, application with
original and excellent research proposal based on the above keywords
and related topics are welcome.

*Qualifications:
The candidate must have:
- a strong background in AI for intelligent robots, such as machine
learning, motion recognition, human-robot interaction systems, and so
on. A skill on natural language processing will be a plus.
- strong programming skills in C++, C, Python, and ROS.
- a strong publication in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences
- a positive attitude towards teamwork, be articulate and communicate well
- a Ph.D. degree in robotics, computer science, or related are, or
complete and defend their Ph.D. by the day of arrival at a new post.

Software skill to use Unity is particularly welcome.
The candidate must not have Japanese language skill.

*Working Place:
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
National Institute of Informatics

*Working condition
- Contract period: From 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019.
Start date could be arranged according to each situation.
The contract period can be extended to end of March 2020; however,
this is the maximum contract period (2 years)
Extension of the contract period should be practiced every year.
- Working time: Discretionary working system

* Social insurance
- Supported by MEXT Mutual Aid Association
(https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.monkakyosai.or.jp_en_index.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=YKVZMZn3onkI1cMFVr9CP6fzeskt50FLrGUJ3_6J_oA&s=DR4Qr4F7INjVJWy9RFg8Il4P4qq2kDf5Ts4qIFmxl08&e=)
- including health insurance, unemployment insurance, and worker’s
accident insurance

*Application and selection process
The deadline for application is February 20th, 2018. All candidates
should send their applications via e-mail. The application should
include:
- C.V.
- Three major papers
- Contact information for candidates who would accept reference of the
application

*Other:
Women and minorities are particularly welcome.

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Tetsunari Inamura   (Associate Professor)
National Institute of Informatics, JAPAN
SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies), JAPAN
Invited Researcher, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST
TEL   : +81-3-4212-2518   FAX : +81-3-4212-2035
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