Post-doc position (1year or more; 38KŘ - 44KŘ/year) Work place : Université de Rouen Normandy, France Contact : Edwige.Pissaloux@univ-rouen.fr Context of the post-doc position The “Perception and Interaction” (P&I) group of the LITIS laboratory (150 researchers), of the University of Rouen Normandy (France), is involved in research on the design of intelligent systems for human interactions with space ( mobility, non-visual perception of the arts). Its methodological approach (models, algorithms, architectures, experimental evaluation) is multidisciplinary, at the crossroads of multimodal vision / perception, robotics and cognitive science. The group models, designs and produces, with multimodal ICT technologies (vision, touch, audio), prototypes of portable systems for people with visual impaired people (VIP). Several research projects are underway: international (Inclusive Museum Guide (ANR, 2021-2024)), national (ACCESSPACE 2), or regional (Guide Muséal (2019-2022)). The group received the CCAH-Malakoff Médéric prize for applied research on deficiencies (2017). It is expected that the post-doc fellow will contribute to on going research projects (e.g. « Museum Guide » project, mystifying-austin-87a7b8.netlify.app/en/, ACCESPACE http://accesspace.univ-rouen.fr/Mobilite.php?Lg=En), and will advance the state-of-the-art in all aspects of VIP’s interaction with the space via embedded perception and man-machine interactive wearable systems. This includes the following sub-topics/subtasks to be addressed during the postdoc : a) Design of a wearable embedded multimodal assistive device for VIP interaction with space (haptic device such as our force-feedback tablet F2T, a tactile belt, embedded vision system) b) Modelling of the VIP mobility assistances; c) Indoor & outdoor mobility approaches (bio-inspired, VIO (Visual Inertial Odometry), GNSS, multi-sensor data fusion etc.) d) Experimental evaluations' preparation and their carring (protocol design, collected data processing/analysis) of the designed systems in simulated environments and in ecological settings with human participants (VIP, museums’ staff, etc.) e) Publishing of the results and participation in dissemination activities f) Doctoral and master supervision g) Participation in project management. Requirements (Skills/Qualifications) PhD in Computer Science, Computer Vision, Robotics or closely related field. Good theoretical and practical background in • Computer Vision, Image processing, (multimodal) Perception (& sensing), Interaction • Robotics (navigation, bioinspired navigation, VIO, etc.) • Mechatronics/automation/control electronics Good programming skills (python, Java, C/C++; Matlab) Knowledge of 3D modelling and 3D printing (e.g. Maya, Blender, SolidWorks) Theoretical knowledge of Bayesian models will be a plus Specific Requirement • experience with real robotic hardware (programming, electronics & mechanics) • experience with Ubuntu/Linux • open mind towards cognitive science and visually impaired sciences & technologies • scientific curiosity and ability to work autonomously • proactive team working attitude • good communication skills (at least in English) • availability to travel to international conferences and meetings with partners • assistance in administrative works as a project partner Required languages: English Required Research Experience At least 3 year research experience – a PhD degree obtained in 7 years before this position start ; this period may be longer and including breaks such as maternity/paternity leave, parental/educational leave, etc. For additional job details : please send your questions to prof. Edwige.Pissaloux@univ-rouen.fr Benefits The employment will take place with respect to national regulations (Labor code) with social security and retirement benefits. Beneficial and welfare schemes and wide range of sports and cultural offers are provided. The position is for 1 year with renewal granted after the first year if both parties are satisfied, and will be paid according to the French salary regulations for postdoctoral scholars depending on the candidate’s previous experience. Eligibility criteria The position will remain open until satisfactory candidate is found. Selection process: Please send via email to Edwige.Pissaloux@univ-rouen.fr (in .pdf format with scanned signature) your application including: a) A letter of intent specifying research experience and intended contributions and the starting date b) The curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications and scientific achievements and interests c) Master degree marks d) An e-copy or at least summary and outline of your PhD e) E-copy of up to 3 representative recent paper publications f) Names and email addresses of at least two permanent staff acquainted with research activities of the candidate to be contacted for letter of recommendation The name of each file should start with candidate-name followed by applied position (post-doc) and nickname of the content. The candidate may be asked by email for an e-interview (skype, zoom, BBB,…) with the appointment international committee. Additional comments The LITIS lab is located in the city named Saint Etienne du Rouvray, with tramway access from the center of Rouen. Some teaching classes (in French and in English) at the University (undergraduate and graduate levels) are possible, and will be paid in addition. Since we will not return your documents, please submit their e-copy only.