20/07/2018

Human Action Recognition for Human-Robot Collaboration

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    MINES ParisTech - Centre for Robotics
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer science
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    MathematicsApplied mathematics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/07/2021 05:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Paris
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    30/10/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    820767

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Introduction:

The Centre for Robotics of MINES ParisTech, PSL Université Paris, is involved in several research projects on human motion pattern recognition applied to the Factory of the Future, the Creative and Cultural Industries and the Autonomous Vehicles. The main objective of these projects is the development of novel methodologies and technological paradigms that improve the perception of the machine and allows for natural body interactions in human-machine partnerships.

Topic:

MINES ParisTech is opening a position on Human Action Recognition for Human-Robot Collaborationin the context of the H2020 Collaborate project. HRC requires a smooth, natural and efficient spatio-temporal coordination between robots and human operators, which goes beyond and far simple co-presence and cooperation scenarios. During collaborative tasks, it is crucial to establish a safe framework for the human worker by improving the robot’s perception. The machine, whether a Humanoid Robot or an AGV, must be able to detect: 1/ not only the human presence (e.g. operator or visitor) but also 2/ specific actions/intentions and/or gestures. The operators perform these gestures in production lines (e.g. to screw, to assembly, etc.) or generally in space (e.g. when a human tends to cut the motion trajectory of the AGV or is giving to it basic gestural commands, e.g. to charge or not a palette, to go back to the starting point, etc.). To achieve this goal, the candidate will develop End-to-End Deep Learning architectures which receives egocentric images as input and outputs the action classes in real-time. The classes that will be recognise should follow an hierarchical structure: movement primitives, actions, gestures. The candidate will deliver a generic methodology and a technological prototype for professional gesture and intentions recognition, which will be tested in some of the following use-cases: a. car starter assembly, b. windshield visual quality control, c. LCD TV assembly and d. aircrafts parts manufacturing.

This position will give the possibility to the candidate to work with other European researchers both in the project and in the wider academic community, as well as opportunities to work directly with industrial partners. Moreover, the candidate will acquire transferable skills that will enhance future employability through leading and contributing to highly interactive and collaborative work. Finally, the candidate will be autonomous and concentrated on his/her work and will contribute to the project management tasks, such as preparation of the project meetings (distance calls or physical meetings in different European countries – 3 per year), reports and deliverables. Active assistance in the teaching duties of the Post-Master’s Degree AIMove is also expected.

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Benefits

The candidate researcher will have a 9-month contract. The gross monthly salary will depend on the profile/experience of the candidate (Research Engineer or Postdoctoral Fellow). Complementary activities to research, such as teaching or providing reports and deliverables, etc., are included into the salary.

Eligibility criteria

Completed five years of studies and have received a Master or a PhD.

Selection process

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Dr. Sotiris Manitsaris at sotiris.manitsaris@minesparis.psl.eu

Additional comments

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

We are looking for a motivated and talented young researcher (Postdoc or Engineer) who has completed at least five years of studies or has received a Master Degree, or a Phd, in one of the following domains:

  • Machine or Deep Learning
  • Human Pose Detection
  • Computer Vision
  • Pattern or Gesture Recognition
  • any relevant domain

Specific Requirements

The candidate researcher should have excellent skills on:

  • Machine and/or Deep Learning
  • Signal Processing
  • Parallel programming in GPUs: C++, Python, R.

Moreover, the young researcher must be proficient in both written and spoken English and possess excellent presentation and communication skills which will be needed for regular interactions with the project partners (e.g. industrial partners, coordinator, engineers workers, etc..). Good knowledge of French would be appreciated. Furthermore, any type of experience in EU collaborative projects would be useful.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
MINES ParisTech
France
Paris
75006
60, Boulevard Saint-Michel

EURAXESS offer ID: 326208

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