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Research Associate (Mechanical Engineering) Under SERB Funded Project at IIT Kanpur: Apply by Oct 7: Expired

Applications are invited for Research Associate (Mechanical Engineering) Under SERB Funded Project at IIT Kanpur for the year 2021. The last date of application is 7 October.

Smart Materials Structures and Systems laboratory (SMSS), IIT Kanpur is seeking passionate and motivated researchers to work on the field of Robot Mediated Interaction with children. Experimental studies in Child-Robot Interactions are being extensively carried out in the research communities in order optimize the parameters that influences the subject’s responses while interacting Robots.

Multi-modal sensory inputs such as image, tactile, auditory are captured during gameplay based interaction experiments with NAO robot and subsequently the inferences are used to complement/improve the Cognitive Models of Child Learning. The selected candidate will be working in the project entitled, “Cognitive Robotics based study of Child-Robot Interaction (CRI) – Characterization of Critical Parameters and Interaction Design” funded by SERB.


Essential Skillset: The ideal candidate should have,

  • Good understanding of Mathematical modelling, Statistical methods, and Probability theory
  • Experience in working with Robot Programming, Cognitive Architectures
  • Experience with experimental studies with subjects/children and Design of Experiments
  • Good Python programming skills
  • Prior experience working with NAO or similar robot is desirable
  • Good publications track record

Minimum Qualification: Ph.D. (awarded/ submitted) or M.E./ M.Tech. + 3 years of relevant experience in Engineering (EE/ CSE/ Mechatronics), Cognitive Sciences or related field.


  • Research, Design and Conducting game-play based Interaction Experiments with NAO Robot (and other benchmarking robots) and subjects of various age-groups
  • Modelling and validating Cognitive Architectures of Child Learning
  • Preparing and publishing research articles in peer reviewed journals.


 Temporary on Contractual basis for one year or until project ends.


Interested candidates may send their application including the details of complete professional academic record (attach copies of certificates) and work experience to the undersigned on or before October 7th, 2021, by e-mail (

Online interview of shortlisted candidates will be conducted. The applicant must also provide addresses (including E-mail Ids) of referees (at least two) who can be contacted.


INR 47,000 per month.

Click here to view the official notification of Research Associate (Mechanical Engineering) Under SERB Funded Project at IIT Kanpur.

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