[Comp-neuro] Fellowshipsfor PHD: Neuroscience and Robotics

Giulio Sandini Giulio.Sandini at iit.it
Tue Sep 4 00:30:17 CEST 2012

If you are interested in expanding your scientific background  and  join the multidisciplinary research group of the Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department  (RBCS) department at IIT apply to one of the PhD fellowships offered this year.

Since the start of IIT in 2006 at RBCS (www.rbcs.iit.it<http://www.rbcs.iit.it>), top-level neuroscience research and top-level robotics research is being merged to seek answers towards some of the long standing open problems in both fields while offering the possibility to publish in leading journals in life sciences, cognitive and neural sciences and robotic engineering.

By joining RBCS you will become part of a research team composed of neuroscientists, engineers, psychologists, physicists working together to investigate brain functions, realize intelligent machines and advanced rehabilitation devices. At RBCS you will be carrying out your own research in a stimulating environment while expanding your scientific background beyond your current expertize.

RBCS is also the home of the humanoid robot iCub in its dual role of stimulus for the study of human machine interaction and of tester of artificial cognitive architecture and developmental robotics.

Applications can be submitted electronically to the Doctoral Course on "Life and Humanoid Technologies" following a procedure described here (BEFORE SEPTEMBER 21st):

The research topics offered by RBCS this year can be selected from those listed in ANNEX-4 and grouped in five streams (from Theme 1.1 to 1.33):

1.      Manual and Postural Action (Themes 1.1 to 1.9)

2.      Perception during Action (Themes 1.10 to 1.20

3.      Interaction With and Between Humans (Themes 1.21 and 1.22)

4.      Interfacing with the Human Body (Themes 11.23 to 1.27)

5.      Sensorimotor Impairment, rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies (Themes 1.28 to 1.33)
Only the best 15 candidates and their proposed projects will be selected.


Prof. Giulio Sandini
Head: Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Phone: +39 010 71781 416 - Fax: +39 010 7170817

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