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At the Audiovisual Technology Group, Institute for Media Technology, Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, there is an opening for a full-time PhD candidate position, to be filled starting June. 1st 2021
for a period of at first 3 years, with the possibility of extension. Remuneration corresponds to the applicable tariff for German Federal States public service (TV-L13).
The position is part of the collaborative project CO-HUMANICS funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation in cooperation with other scientific groups at TU Ilmenau. The project investigates how co-presence of people can be improved by using AR technologies or telepresence via assistance robots. The main target group is seniors, with the aim of enabling social participation and being together with friends and relatives even in phases of limited mobility or temporarily insurmountable spatial distance. In the project, different versions of co-presence systems will be developed and evaluated by means of a user-centric design approach. Non-seniors will also be involved in the planned developments and tests. The results will thus be valid for a broad group of users.
In this collaborative project, the PhD student addresses research questions related to human interaction with and communication via AR- and robot-based telepresence systems. The focus is on the implementation of technologies for audio-visual interaction and speech communication as well as the analysis of linguistic and non-verbal communication and interaction, in light of the enabled co-presence experience. The project results achieved by the candidate should form the basis for a doctorate at TU Ilmenau. It is expected that the candidate will take over organizational and self-administrative tasks within the usual amounts.