Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


AISB Convention 2015

The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2015 Convention will be held at the Uni...


Yasemin Erden on BBC

AISB Committee member, and Philosophy Programme Director and Lecturer, Dr Yasemin J. Erden interviewed for the BBC on 29 October 2013. Speaking on the Today programme for BBC Radio 4, as well as the Business Report for BBC world N...


Mark Bishop on BBC ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: ( The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD position in intelligent robotics, SPAIN


Tarragona (Spain)

The Intelligent Robotics and Computer Vision Group ( at Rovira i Virgili 
University, Tarragona (Spain) is looking for candidates with experience in computer vision and 
robotics for a 4-year Ph.D. position under URV pre-doctoral grants.
(the new call will be opened by September)

Applicants should hold a Master degree. Applications from candidates with relevant Master's grade 
will be welcomed. The ideal candidate will have a background in computer science, mathematics, 
electronics or electrical engineering, or a related field.

In general, candidates should demonstrate their research skills. 
Particularly, candidates with publications in ISI-JCR journals are especially welcome.

Successful candidates will join a research project on vision-based multirobot exploration, and 
are expected to do research in fundamental disciplines, such as: 'Simultaneous Localization and 
Mapping', 'Scene Interpretation', and 'Video Sequence Analysis'.

Prospective candidates may contact Dr. Domenec Puig (

Dr. Domenec Puig Valls
Dept. d'Enginyeria Informatica i Matematiques Escola Tecnica Superior d'Enginyeria Universitat Rovira i Virgili Campus Sescelades Avinguda dels Paisos Catalans, 26
43007 Tarragona
Catalunya (SPAIN)
tel.: +34 977 559677
fax:  +34 977 559710