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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Chris Wellekens

6-19 (2017-10-17) Call for Multiple PhD positions in Human-Machine Interaction funded by the ANIMATAS Innovative Training Network
Call for Multiple PhD positions in Human-Machine Interaction funded by the ANIMATAS Innovative Training Network 

ANIMATAS (MSCA ? ITN ? 2017 - 765955 2) is a H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie European Training Network funded by Horizon 2020 (the European Union?s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation), coordinated by Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France). 
ANIMATAS partners are: UPMC (coord.), Uppsala Univ., Institut Mines Telecom, KTH, EPFL, INESC-ID, Jacobs Univ. and SoftBank Robotics Europe.

Scientific and technical objectives

ANIMATAS focuses on the following objectives:

1) Exploration of fundamental questions relating to the interconnections between robots and virtual characters? appearance, behaviours and perception by people

2) Development of new social learning mechanisms that can deal with different types of human intervention and allow robots and virtual characters to learn in an unconstrained manner 

3) Development of new approaches for robots and virtual characters? personalised adaptation to human users in unstructured and dynamically evolving social interactions 
Multiple Positions in Human-Machine Interaction: 
15 early-stage researchers (ESR) positions of 36 months are available within ANIMATAS. The successful candidates will participate in the network?s training activities offered by the European academic and industrial participating teams. The successful candidate will be have the opportunity to work with Interactive Robotics, Furhat Robotics, Mobsya, University of Wisconsin- Madison,  University of Southern California, Immersion SAS, IDMind, Trinity College Dublin. 
Details and specific deadlines are available at 
ESR 1 - Social context effects on expressive behaviour of embodied systems
Contact: Arvid Kappas (Jacobs Uni)
ESR 2 - Modeling communicative behaviours for different roles of pedagogical agents
Contact: Catherine Pelachaud (UPMC)
ESR 3 - Modeling trust in human-robot educational interactions
Contact: Ginevra Castellano (UU)
ESR 4 -  Synthesis of Multi-Modal Socially Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction
Contact: Amir Pandey (SBR)
ESR 5 - Socially compliant behaviour modelling for artificial systems and small groups of teachers and learners
Contact: Christopher Peters (KTH)
ESR 6 - Teacher orchestration of child-robot interaction
Contact: Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL)
ESR 7 - Which mutual-modelling mechanisms to optimize child-robot interaction
Contact: Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL)
ESR 9 - Learning from and about humans for robot task learning
Contact: Mohamed Chetouani (UPMC)  
ESR 10 - Let?s Learn by Collaborating with Robots
Contact: Francisco Melo (INESC-ID)
ESR 11 -  Disfluencies and teaching strategies in social interactions between a pedagogical agent and a student
Contact: Chloé Clavel (IMT)
PhD 12 - Automatic assessment of engagement during multi-party interactions
Contact: Pierre Dillenbourg (EPFL)
ESR 13 -  Automatic synthesis and instantiation of proactive behaviour by robot during human robot interaction: going beyond just being active or reactive
Contact: Amit Pandey (SBR)
ESR 14 - Socio-affective effects on the degree of human-robot cooperation
Contact: Ana Paiva (INESC-ID)
ESR 15 - Adaptive self-other similarity in facial appearance and behaviour for facilitating cooperation between humans and artificial systems
Contact: Christopher Peters (KTH). 


To apply, candidates must submit their CV, a letter of application, two letters of reference and academic credentials to the recruitment committee, Mohamed Chetouani (network coordinator), Ana Paiva and Arvid Kappas at and to the main supervisor of the research project of interest.

Please note that different deadlines of applications occur and are detailed here :  
Reviewing and selection of applications will start in October 2017. The positions will remain open until filled. 
The application procedure will be carried out in compliance with the Code of Conduct for Recruitment of the European Charter and Code for Researchers.

Emily MOTU (Project Manager)

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