The RobotDoc Collegium

The RobotDoC Collegium is a multi-national doctoral training network for the interdisciplinary training on developmental cognitive robotics. The RobotDoc Fellows will develop advanced expertise of domain-specific robotics research skills and of complementary transferrable skills for careers in academia and industry. They will acquire hands-on experience through experiments with various humanoid robot platforms (e.g. iCub, Nao, Ecce, Asimo).

Marie Curie Actions ProgrammeThe Collegium will employ 17 Marie Curie Fellows, of which 13 are PhD students (Early Career Researchers) and 4 postdocs (Experienced Researcher). It also has over 40 Associate Fellows.

Research training is centred on a series of training milestones such as two summer schools, international conferences and interdisciplinary research methods workshops. Fellows are also directly involved and closely supervised for research in novel projects on embodied cognition, motivational and affective mechanisms, neuro-robotics modelling, developmental psychology, sensorimotor learning, social interaction and higher-order cognitive modelling. An individual coaching programme supports each Fellow’s training progress as well as professional and personal enhancement through individualised skill development plans.

Next Training Events in Osaka

ROBOTDOC International Conference on Development of Cognition that will be held in Osaka, August 16-18, 2013.

This will be the main international conference organized by the RobotDoc Collegium. The conference will allow a showcase and dissemination of the Collegium activities and results, as well as providing an opportunity for interdisciplinary scientific exchange in developmental sciences.

The programme of the event is available here

The booklet of the event is available here.

RobotDoc Special Issue

The Special Issue on Advances in Developmental Robotics is now available online at the following links:

- Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2012

- Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2012

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