Postdoctoral Researcher in Human-Robot Interaction, CSIC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Human-Robot Interaction: The Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI), CSIC-UPC, is inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position to work on the SOCIAL-PIA project. This project is part of a Moonshot Research & Development Program financed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in human-centered robotics and develop innovative techniques in human-robot interaction.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Human-Robot Interaction (Social PIA Project)


Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area:

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)


Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC, Barcelona, Spain


  • Doctorate in a relevant field
  • Robust mathematical and Artificial Intelligence/Robotics background
  • Experience in conducting research in AI and Robotics
  • Expertise in HRI is highly valued
  • Proficiency in deep learning techniques, robotic navigation, and planning
  • Fluent in English

Job Description:

The selected Postdoctoral Researcher will:

  • Develop deep learning and robotic navigation and planning techniques for HRI
  • Work collaboratively with the Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Systems group at IRI
  • Validate the developed techniques through experiments with humanoid robots
  • Publish research findings in prestigious conferences and journals in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence domains

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Reference to the offer (ID-121)

Send your application to:

  • Email:
  • Or via post:
    Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC
    C/ Llorens i Artigas 4-6, 2a planta,
    08028 Barcelona, Spain

For any queries, contact:

  • Phone: [Insert Phone Number]
  • Fax: 93 401 57 50
  • Email:

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Last Date:

Applications must be submitted by 08/07/2024.

This role is a one-year position, extendable to a second year, with a gross annual salary of approximately 42,000€.

About IRI:

The IRI is a renowned Joint University Research Institute, supported by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), specializing in human-centered robotics and automatic control. It actively participates in numerous international collaborations, including several European projects and an ERC Advanced Grant.

Contribute to groundbreaking research and join our team at IRI to shape the future of human-robot interaction!



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