[PlanetKR] [jobs] Two postdoc positions in planning & robotics and epistemic planning

Ron Petrick rpetrick at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 03:08:22 EST 2019

Dear all,

We are looking for two postdoctoral researchers to join the Department of
Computer Science and the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics at Heriot-Watt
University as part of two projects recently funded by the UK Engineering
and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC):

Postdoctoral Researcher 1 (ORCA, https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/OFiOCVARNyFx0ymnTGsdyo?domain=orcahub.org: The postdoc will
work on applications of temporal planning to robot task and mission
planning, and build interfaces for plan explainability. Task and mission
planning capabilities will be integrated with robot platforms (including
underwater and ground-based robots) and robot simulators. Plan
explainability will be used to support other project work on text/speech
input and plan visualisation for human users.

Postdoctoral Researcher 2 ("Start Making Sense",
https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/THPjCWLV8zf5zqZLhxSCUx?domain=start-marking-sense.org The postdoc will work on applications of
epistemic planning to human-robot interaction and explainable AI.
Behavioural information and metrics of success provided by the cognitive
science and human communication researchers on the project will be
integrated with planning techniques to produce human-like explanations of
plans, to be demonstrated on robot platforms or in simulation.

For more details or to apply, please visit:


Deadline for applications is midnight UK time on 31 January 2019.

All the best,


Dr Ron Petrick
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science &
Edinburgh Centre for Robotics
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Heriot-Watt University
R.Petrick at hw.ac.uk
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