Corpora: Positions Cognitive Neuro Robotics for Language Learning

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Date: Mon Mar 25 2002 - 18:36:44 MET

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

    Research Associate Cognitive Neuro-Robotics (MirrorBot Project)
    11,562 - 25,793
    Ref No: CETR46/01

    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 levels.

    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.

    The Research Associate position will be for a
    researcher with expertise in computing, neural networks, a higher
    degree in Computing, at least Masters. Experience in supporting
    research projects (website, project reports etc) will be an advantage
    for the research associate.

    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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