Department for Automation, Biocybernetics and Robotics

Two positions to work on EU projects in cognitive robotics


Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics, and Robotics, Jozef Stefan Institute (JSI) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is looking for two new researchers, one at a PhD student level and the other at the PostDoc level. The successful candidates will work in FP7 "Cognitive Systems and Robotics" projects. The possible research themes include:


- imitation learning

- motor learning with dynamic systems

- learning object categories and affordances on humanoid robots

- physical robot-robot and robot-human interaction


Precise research programmes will be defined based on interests and abilities of the successful candidates. Their research will be conducted on state of the art robotic systems available at JSI and in collaboration with several leading European robotics and cognitive systems research groups who work with JSI on EU FP7 projects. The initial contract will be limited to at most one year with the possibility to extend it.


Interested candidates holding a degree in computer science, engineering, or applied mathematics are invited to apply. Desired skills include programming in C/C++ and Matlab, and prior experience in fields such as robot learning, computer vision, machine learning, and autonomous robots.


For further information regarding the projects, please contact Dr. Ales Ude ( To apply you should send a statement of motivation related to one of the above topics (up to one page), a curriculum vitae, scanned transcripts of grades and diplomas, and contact information of at least two referees to Applications will be evaluated as they are received, until both positions are filled. Successful candidates can start working at JSI as soon as all the paper work is completed.