LINGUIST List 13.809

Mon Mar 25 2002

Jobs: Cognitive NeuroRobotics: Research Scientist, UK

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  1. Stefan Wermter, Cognitive Neuro Robotics for Language Learning: Research Scientist, UK

Message 1: Cognitive Neuro Robotics for Language Learning: Research Scientist, UK

Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 17:36:44 +0000
From: Stefan Wermter <>
Subject: Cognitive Neuro Robotics for Language Learning: Research Scientist, UK

Research Scientist Cognitive Neuro-Robotics (MirrorBot Project)
�16,905 - �25,793
Ref No: CETR45/01

Biomimetic Multimodal Learning in a Mirror Neuron-based Robot

EU Fundamental Emerging Technology project
planned project start 1.6.2002, duration 3 years

The Hybrid Intelligent Systems group (
) within the area of Computing of the University of Sunderland is
looking for two researchers in the new area of neuroscience- inspired
computing on cognitive robots. This project will be in collaboration
with research groups in cognitive neuroscience and neuroinformatics in
Sunderland, Cambridge, Parma, Nancy and Ulm. The computational
experiments are planned to be performed on a parallel neural high
performance computer which should act as the "computational brain" for
the robots. The researchers will play a key role in the design,
development, programming and testing of a neural system on a
mirror-neuron-based robot integrating vision and language for actions
based on novel neural networks. It is expected that both researchers
also contribute to the coordination of the project at different

The Research Scientist position will be for an experienced researcher
with broad skill and expertise in computing, neural networks,
computational neuroscience, and intelligent systems, a higher degree
in Computing, PhD desirable. Knowledge in areas like vision, language,
robotics, neuroscience and project management are an advantage.

Closing date: 30th April 2002

For more information and discussion regarding either of these posts,
please contact Professor Stefan Wermter, email To apply, please submit your CV along
with a letter of application and details of current salary, quoting
vacancy title and reference number, to the Personnel Department,
University of Sunderland, Langham Tower, Ryhope Road, Sunderland, SR2
7EE or e-mail

Professor Stefan Wermter
Chair for Intelligent Systems
University of Sunderland
Centre of Informatics, SCET
St Peters Way
Sunderland SR6 0DD
United Kingdom

phone: +44 191 515 3279
fax: +44 191 515 3553
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