Two Research Posts Birmingham UK: EC Cognitive Systems Robotic project

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Research Fellows (2 Posts)
on EC-Funded 'Cognitive Systems' Integrated Project
Applications are invited for two experienced researchers to work on
an ambitious seven partner EC-funded project (CoSy: Cognitive
Systems for Cognitive Assistants). The whole project will involve
upward of twenty people including partners working in robotics,
natural language, experimental and developmental psychology,
computer vision, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The work at Birmingham will involve designing and implementing
mechanisms and a cognitive architecture for a robot that sees,
manipulates and talks about objects on a table. Much of the emphasis
at Birmingham will be on developing and implementing architectures
that allow us to integrate the various components of an intelligent
system.
The aim of the whole project is to investigate ways of developing
physically embodied robots that combine perception, learning,
reasoning, planning, acting, communication and self-awareness in an
integrated architecture.
One of the posts will require some robotics experience. The remit of
the project is, however, very broad so people with experience in any
area of AI are encouraged to apply. Relevant areas include, but are
not limited to: reasoning, representation, architectures, learning,
natural language understanding, robotics, and computer vision.
Further details of the project and a draft description of work to be
done in Birmingham can be found at:
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A job specification with instructions for applicants is available at
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Informal enquiries can be made to the two Principal Investigators
at Birmingham:
Dr Jeremy Wyatt
or
Professor Aaron Sloman
Starting salary: on scale £21,852 - £31,715 a year depending on
experience and qualifications, with potential progression to £36,464.
(Scales are currently under review).
Likely starting date for the project is: 1 September 2004.
Appointments will be for a period of 18 months initially, with an
expected extension to 48 months (standard EC procedure).
Application forms are returnable by 10th June 2004, though late
applicants may be considered.
Further enquiries and requests for application forms may be made to
Personnel Services,
The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK.
Tel: +44 121 415 9000
Email: Ms. Jo Gerald
Web:
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Please quote reference S36732 in all communications.
Working towards equal opportunities.
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Aaron Sloman, (
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School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
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