In the Interaction and Robotics cluster at RITMO we are interested in how humans and machines interact. Recently, we have developed two multi-agent systems, the Dr. Squiggles musical robots, and the Self-playing guitars, to work on interactions between groups of humans and machines.
We are now looking for a PhD fellow to continue developing and testing our existing systems or to develop a new multi-agent system. The PhD fellow will be affiliated with the Interaction and Robotics cluster.
The focus of the proposed project should be on musical interactions based on rhythmic processes. This could be based on rhythm synchronization, adaptation, entrainment, and prediction. We are particularly interested in projects that employ bio-inspired, or psychology-inspired artificial intelligence methods. The developed platforms could be used in real-life experiments, public installations, and performances. All applications must include a research outline.
The appointment is for a period of three years, starting 1 February 2022. There might be a possibility to extend the appointment to 4 years depending on the qualifications of the recruited candidate, the Department of informatic’s need for teaching, or the centre’s need for assistance.