Research profile : junior researcher (R1) (0-3 year of research experience)
Topic : Perception of art works by visually impaired people: design & production of an informative and aesthetic accessibility tool.
One of the aspects of our research follows the precept stated by the painter Eugène Fromentin (1820-1876) which we transpose in the vision and tactile domains : "To make painting accessible to those who do not see it, it is a question of making the image represented understand but also of accounting for the aesthetic emotion that the painting arouses, and this, by mobilizing all the senses ”.
Also, within the framework of the project “Museum Guide” we seek to create the most relevant tactile (and audio-tactile) representations of elements constituting a painting / an embroidery / a tapestry which allow people with visual impairments (VIP) to apprehend them.
These elements can be of different types, depending on the target accessibility:
This internship focuses on aesthetic museum accessibility, and in particular, accessibility to elements of different scenes of the Bayeux Tapestry via the F2T, a specific tactile (force-feedback) touch (haptic) pad being developed at LITIS (Museal Guide, ACCESSPACE).
During the internship different scenes of the Bayeux Tapestry will be investigated and the most relevant elements will be presented to VIP in audio-tactile way using F2T system. This requires:
Master degree in Computer Science, Robotics or closely related field.
Good theoretical and practical background in
Good programming skills in Java, python (C/C++ )
Knowledge of 3D modelling and 3D printing (e.g. Maya, Blender, SolidWorks)
Know to work in a team
Required languages: French, English
Required Research Experience : not requested
Website for additional job details : please send your questions to prof. Edwige.Pissaloux@univ-rouen.fr
Benefits The employment will take place with respect to national regulations (Labor code) ( a “gratification », a bonus of around 600€/month).
Eligibility criteria The position will remain open until satisfactory candidate is found.
Selection process Please send via email to Edwige.Pissaloux@univ-rouen.fr (in .pdf format with scanned signature) your application including :
The name of each file should start with candidate-name followed by applied position (post-doc) and nickname of the content.
The candidate may be asked by email for an e-interview (skype, zoom, BBB,…) with the appointment international committee.
The LITIS lab is located in the city named Saint Etienne du Rouvray, with tramway access from the center of Rouen. A room in student dormitory of a reasonable cost can be obtained. Female and disabled applicants, and people with immigration background with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. Since we will not return your documents, please submit their e-copy only.