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Gibert Guillaume <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:58:42 +0100
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*Laboratory*: SBRI (INSERM/University Lyon 1), Lyon, France

*Department*: Cortical Networks for Cognitive Interaction

*Duration*: 12 months (starting as soon as possible)

*Topic*: Investigation of human-robot interaction using a super Wizard 
of Oz platform

In the frame of the SWoOZ ANR French national project, the Cortical 
Networks for Cognitive Interaction team of the Stem-cell and Brain 
Research Institute invites applicants interested in a postdoctoral 
position that focuses on issues related to human robot interaction.

We have developed a research platform to control in real-time the 
(humanoid robot) iCub's movements from a confederate's movements. This 
platform is used as a super Wizard of Oz setup (SWoOZ) to study 
human-robot interaction. Naive subjects can interact with the humanoid 
robot thinking it is completely autonomous whereas in fact it is 
controlled in real-time by a confederate (the wizard). Manipulations can 
be applied to any specific robot behavior in real-time, for instance 
damping head movements, while preserving intact the rest of the 
behaviors. The importance of each manipulation can be investigated 

The successful candidate will participate in developing new paradigms of 
human-robot interaction with the SWoOZ platform and in conducting 
human-robot interaction experiments. There will also be the opportunity 
to extend these behavioral methods to brain imaging (EEG, fMRI).

The ideal candidate will have (1) a PhD degree in Robotics, Cognitive 
Sciences or a related field and (2) experience in conducting human-robot 
and/or human-avatar interaction research. Experience with fMRI and/or 
EEG would be a plus. Fluency and solid writing skills in English are 

Interested candidates should send their CV with a full list of 
publications and a statement of research interests (1-2 pages) to 
Guillaume Gibert: *[log in to unmask]*

More information about the project can be found at:

Guillaume Gibert, PhD
Stem-Cell and Brain Research Institute
18 avenue Doyen LÚpine
69675 Bron
Tel.: +33 (0)4 72 91 34 82
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 91 34 61

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