This project addresses the challenge of how to enable robots to learn in a
scalable and cost-efficient manner by gradually acquiring new knowledge from
non-expert, semi-situated teachers. To achieve this, computational methods
will be developed for robots to query the semi-situated teachers (e.g. crowd
workers) and incorporate the newly acquired knowledge into their existing
decision-making to further use in situ. This project is funded by the Swedish
Foundation for Strategic Research.
This is a four-year time-limited position that can be extended up to a year
with the inclusion of a maximum of 20% departmental duties, usually teaching.
Third-cycle subject: Computer Science
Supervision: The student would be supervised by Associate Prof. Iolanda
Leite, who leads the Social Robotics Group at the Division of Robotics,
Perception and Learning (RPL).
What we offer
The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research
environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities
from all over the world.Read more
A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to
KTH's Doctoral student salary agreement.
A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive
in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity
as well as study environment.
Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher
Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance
with either of the following:
passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of
which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English
equivalent to English B/6, read more here
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented
and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be
assessed upon their ability to:
independently pursue his or her work,
collaborate with others,
have a professional approach and
analyse and work with complex issues.
The ideal candidate has a degree in Computer Science or related fields.
The successful candidate is highly motivated to pursue scientific studies,
have the ability to pursue independent work, critical analyses and possess
strong collaborative and communication skills.
During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon documented
ability to speak and write in English. The candidates will also be assessed
upon programming skills. Further experience with robotics, human-robot
interaction, human-computer interaction and machine learning are important.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral
student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what
corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed
doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain
tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a
doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be
renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
Contact information KTH's website.
Doctoral section (Students' union on KTH Royal Institute of
Contact information section's website.
Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is
the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in
accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST
(Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).
Applications must include:
CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue
research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they
relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and
certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above).
Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not
issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents,
please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a
question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.
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please read here.
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