[Corpora-List] Postdoc position in Swarmanoid project - Brussels

Elio Tuci etuci at ulb.ac.be
Thu Jun 29 09:55:01 CEST 2006

PostDoc position available
Institut de Recherches Interdisciplinaires et de Développements en
Intelligence Artificielle
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium

Swarmanoid project:
Postdoctoral research position available

Start date: October 1st, 2006, or later.
Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

The Swarmanoid project is a Future and Emerging Technologies (FET-OPEN)
project funded by the European Commission. The main scientific objective
of this research project is the design, implementation and control of a
novel distributed robotic system. The system will be made up of
heterogeneous, dynamically connected, small autonomous robots.
Collectively, these robots will form what we call a swarmanoid. The
swarmanoid that we intend to build will be comprised of numerous (about
60) autonomous robots of three types: eye-bots, handbots, and foot-bots.

The Swarmanoid project is the successor project to the SWARM-BOTS
project, and will build on the results obtained during the SWARM-BOTS
project. Information on the SWARM-BOTS project can be found at the
following address: <http://www.swarm-bots.org>www.swarm-bots.org.

IRIDIA, the Artificial Intelligence laboratory of the Université Libre
de Bruxelles and co-ordinator of the Swarmanoid project, has a vacancy
for a postdoctoral research position. The successful applicant can start
any time from October 1st 2006 onwards. The vacancy will remain open
until a suitable candidate is found. There is, therefore, no submission

The area of competence and/or interest of the person we are looking for
should be in at least one of the following disciplines: Computational
Intelligence, Autonomous Robotics, Self-organizing Systems. He or she
should be an experienced researcher with publications in the
above-mentioned fields. The working language of the laboratory is
English, though French, German and Italian are spoken by most of its
members. The right person will have a commitment to research and
publication, and possess good communication and presentation skills (in
English). He or she will be available for traveling between European
labs participating in the research project. The ability to work as part
of an international team producing pre-defined deliverables to fixed
deadlines is essential.

The project is coordinated by Professor Marco Dorigo, director of the
IRIDIA lab. Other participants include Prof. Mondada and Prof. Floreano
(both at EPFL, Lausanne), Prof. Gambardella (IDSIA, Universit'a della
Svizzera Italiana, Lugano), and Prof. Nolfi (CNR, Rome, Italy).

IRIDIA is dedicated to equal opportunities. Indeed, we explicitly
encourage female researchers to apply for this position. We guarantee
that the selection process will be based solely on scientific merit.

If you wish to apply, please send an email containing (preferably as a
PDF attachment) your CV and a research interests statement to:

Dr. Elio Tuci, Ph.D.
Email: <mailto:swarmanoid at iridia.ulb.ac.be>swarmanoid at iridia.ulb.ac.be

The full call for positions is available at:

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