Join the Glasgow MuMMER team!

Issued: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:22:00 BST

The University of Glasgow invites applications for a post-doctoral position to work on Social Signal Processing in the context of social human-robot interaction. This position is part of the recently started European project MuMMER ("MultiModal Mall Entertainment Robot"), which aims to develop a socially intelligent humanoid robot that is able to engage and interact autonomously and naturally in the dynamic environment of a public shopping mall. The project is an international collaboration with seven partners, led by the University of Glasgow, which started in March 2016 and will run for four years; more details are available at

 In Glasgow we will focus on developing the social signal processing abilities of the robot: both understanding the social signals of the human partners, as well as selecting appropriate social signals for the robot to produce in response. The successful candidate will contribute to the project activities in this area, particularly in the area of social signal generation.

 Candidates should have a PhD in computer science, human-computer interaction, or a similar area, along with knowledge of and experience in the areas of social signal processing and/or social robotics.

 The position will be at the grade 7 level, £33,574 - £37,768, for 36 months in the first instance, starting on 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible after that date.

 For informal enquiries about this position, please contact Dr Mary Ellen Foster (

 To apply for the research fellow position, please check The closing date for applications is 14 August 2016.

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