[Comp-neuro] PhD Open position (BCI + Robotics)

Javier Minguez jminguez at unizar.es
Mon Dec 4 11:45:57 CET 2006

Open position for a PhD student in the

Robotics Group at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.


The student will integrate in the following project: Biological Human – Robot Interaction for Mobility. 


This project focuses on the biological human – robot interaction. The objective is to supervise, evaluate and control machines using biological parameters of humans such as cerebral, cardiac, or respiratory activity. The team will develop brain-computer interfaces, machine learning, signal processing and control strategies to involve these parameters in the motion control paradigm of robots. The applications of this research are all situations where robots supervise humans or humans control robots based on their biological parameters. 


The candidate will join the team and will conduct his PhD focussing in the interaction between brain computer interfaces (EEG-based non invasive measurement of brain potentials) and an autonomous robotic wheelchair. The focus would be in the study of cognitive states to evaluate motion situations and on the motion controls via the thought (BCI). 


The Robotics Group has a strong tradition in robotics, perception and real-time systems. The Group has 25 researchers, where 12 of them are PhD researchers. In January there are 10 new PhD students joining the team from all around the world. There are now 5 other EU and Spanish projects running in parallel. Furthermore, the Group has a laboratory with more than 6 fully equipped robots including the intelligent wheelchair and all the computers, electric, electronic material, facilities, etc… .  


The ideal candidate would be an electric, electronic or tele-communications engineer with background in any of the following fields: brain-computer interfaces, signal processing or machine learning.


•           Profile: Tele-communications or Electrical Engineering. Computer Science engineering will be also consider.

•           Tasks: The main task for the accepted candidate will be to conduct research towards his/her PhD. The candidate is expected to complete the degree within 4 years. 

•           Availability: Starting on February 2007 (negotiable).  

•           Salary: Typical salary of a PhD student in Spain. Around 15000€/year and scholarships for medium-term research stays.

•           Contact: Applicants should send their Cvs and letter of intentions before Dec. 15th 



PhD. Javier Minguez

Robotics, Perception and Real Time Group

University of Zaragoza, Spain

jminguez AT unizar.es





Javier Minguez

Ramón y Cajal researcher

University of Zaragoza, Spain

 <http://webdiis.unizar.es/~jminguez/> http://webdiis.unizar.es/~jminguez/ <http://we> 


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