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Ingeneer for Programming an application to drive a talk head robot, using the SDK from the Furhat company (involving the Kotlin language and the Intellij IDEA) M/F

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Date Limite Candidature : mardi 28 septembre 2021

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General information

Reference : UMR5105-GUYOMN0-031
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Monday, August 23, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : from 2088.66 to 2668.04 gross depending on experience
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent


The position is part of the project entitled « MULTILEARN: Ontogeny of word learning in typical populations: impact of attention and multimodality ». MULTILEARN is a consortium between two CNRS Units in Grenoble: LPNC (UMR 5105, Olivier Pascalis, Mathilde Fort) and GIPSA-lab (UMR 5216, Gérard Bailly, Frédéric Elisei). It is funded by the Fondation de France. The goal of this project is to explore the role of multimodal attention to talking faces (human and robots) during word learning processes, in typically developing infants as well as in typically and atypically developing children (ASD, DLD).


The candidate will be in charge of software development on a Furhat robot, to implement the experimental study conducted on children: it will involve generating the robot behavior for speech and gaze, and recording of the captured data. The candidate will take part in the programming task of an application to drive the robot, using the SDK from the Furhat company1 (involving the Kotlin language and the Intellij IDEA) also working with the research engineer from Gipsa-lab. The appointment also includes the tests, deployment and documentation tasks. The candidate will also take part in the production of the experiment stimuli, and assist the users that will operate the robot during the experiments conducted at LPNC.


Master's degree or an engineering degree
Proven skills in application programming
Knowledge of the Kotlin language, or failing that JAVA, and of the dedicated toolchains
Project management and teamwork

Work Context

The MULTILEARN project involves the LPNC and several members of the CRISSP team at Gipsa-lab : a researcher, a CNRS research engineer and a doctoral student. The candidate will be supervised by this engineer, Frédéric Elisei. The candidate will also interact with the developmental team at LPNC, especially Olivier Pascalis, Mathilde Fort and a postdoctoral student.

Gipsa-lab is a mix research unit from CNRS, Grenoble INP and'Université de Grenoble-Alpes. With 350 people, including about 150 doctoral students, Gipsa-lab is a multidisciplinary research unit developing both basic and applied researches on complex signals and systems. Gipsa-lab is internationally recognized for the research achieved in Automatic Control, Signal and Images processing, Speech and Cognition. The research unit develops projects in the strategic areas of energy, environment, communication, intelligent systems, Life and Health and language engineering. Thanks to the research activities, Gipsa-lab maintains a constant link with the economic environment through a strong partnership with companies. Gipsa-lab staff is involved in teaching and training in the various universities and engineering schools of the Grenoble academic area (Université Grenoble Alpes).

The Laboratory of Psychology and NeuroCognition (LPNC) is a Cognitive Science Research Unit affiliated to the CNRS (National Institute of Biological Sciences, section 26, Language Sciences, section 34) and to two universities (University Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble and University of Savoie Mont Blanc, Chambery). This laboratory has an interdisciplinary approach of cognition, which encompasses experimental psychology; computational and mathematical modeling; neuropsychology; cognitive psychiatry; and neuroimaging.

Constraints and risks

Main place of work : Grenoble GIPSA-Lab UMR 5216
Secondary place of work : Grenoble LPNC UMR 5105

Additional Information

Desired experience: Programming in Kotlin or JAVA language. Experience in robotics, in conducting experiments with humans and/or in human-machine interaction would be a plus.

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