Research Fellow on EU-funded CoSy Cognitive Robotics Project Birmingham

Please forward to outstanding potential applicants.

Applications are required if possible by 14 Feb, though we may be able to process late applications if selection has not gone too far.

Full details, including application instructions, are available here:

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SUMMARY: Research Fellow (post-doc) Cognitive Robotics Project School of Computer Science Tasks: 3-D vision and object manipulation in a multi-capability robot Requirement: PhD or equivalent experience Project started: Sept 2004

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work on an EC-Funded project: CoSy: Cognitive Systems for Cognitive Assistants.

This post is an addition to the existing CoSy team at Birmingham, comprising Jeremy Wyatt and Aaron Sloman (Co-PIs), three research-fellows (Nick Hawes, Somboon Hongeng, Michael Zillich) and a PhD student (Marek Kopicki).

You will be required to work on reasoning and learning about sensing and perceptual processing in a robot able to manipulate objects, with an emphasis on visual processing. The 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.

Applicants should hold, or be working towards the achievement of a PhD in Computer Science, AI, Cognitive Science, Engineering or related subject OR have equivalent research experience in robotics/vision research and linux expertise. You will have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

o Uncertain reasoning and planning o Machine learning and statistical inference o Computer vision o Symbolic reasoning and planning

You will need excellent programming skills, in C/C++ or Java, and preferably experience in at least one AI language, together with the ability to engineer software to very high standards of reliability. You will work in a team of six researchers at Birmingham, along with partner groups in six other universities, working on an ambitious interdisciplinary EC-funded robotic project described at the CoSy web sites:

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You will also be expected to contribute to the management of the group, grant writing, and setting the research agenda for the future work of the group. Strong communication and management skills are therefore also essential. Please check those web sites for up to date information about the project and this post before applying.

Starting salary in the range of (GBP)£32,471 to £34,448 a year (potential progression on performance once in post to £43,638 a year), or in the range of £24,161 to £31,525 (potential progression once in post to £33,465 a year). This post is available from March 2007 until 28 February 2008 in the first instance, however it is anticipated that the post will be extended for the full duration of the project (31 August


Informal enquiries to Dr Jeremy Wyatt (preferably by) email: tel:- +44 121 414 4788 or to Prof Aaron Sloman (preferably by) email: tel:- +44 121 414 4775/+44 121 472 8581 (home)

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