Job Advert: Research Fellow to work on EU Cognitive Robotics Project at University of Birmingham, UK

[Apologies for any duplication]
Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship, starting as soon
as possible, on a project due to end on 30 June 2012. The post is
for work on two major EU funded projects:
CoSy: Cognitive Systems for Cognitive Assistants (finishing 2008)
CogX: Cognitive Systems that Self-Understand and Self-Extend
(Starting 2008)
A previously advertised post has already been filled. That post was
concerned with the learning of affordances of 3-D objects via
manipulation.
The second post (Ref S43237) now being advertised, is concerned with
planning information processing and information gathering within a
cognitive architecture. The person appointed to this post will work
on new methods for reasoning and planning about sensing and
perceptual processing in a mobile robot able to manipulate objects,
with an emphasis on visual processing. One goal of the work will be
to develop new methods for choosing sensing actions and making
inferences about a scene when the robot has to make decisions about
where to look, and what visual processing to perform. Another goal
will be to develop new planning techniques that combine the benefits
of decision theoretic planning with those of symbolic planning to
support a robot that can reason about what it can learn, and cope
with uncertainty in action and sensing. Applicants must have a
strong background in probabilistic reasoning, and preferably
planning algorithms.
Closing date for applications: 23 April 2008 Ref: S43237
Late applications will be considered if the appointments process has
not gone too far.
Starting salary will be in the range of GBP 25,134 to 32,796 a year
(potential progression on performance once in post to 34,813, or as
increased by national academic pay awards.)
Further details:
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