Postdoctoral Researcher

Foundation Models for Human-Aware Interactions and Learning

Posted on 5/13/2024

Toyota Research Institute

Toyota Research Institute

201-500 employees

Develops AI and robotics for vehicle safety

AI & Machine Learning
Automotive & Transportation
Robotics & Automation


Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
Computer Vision
  • Ph.D. in related fields - ML/AI, robotics, human-centric AI, or computer vision
  • Experience with (semi-)autonomous vehicles is a plus
  • Publications background in relevant venues in the field. Specific areas: robotic foundation models, Imitation/reinforcement learning (RL), human behavior modeling and understanding, and learning-based shared control
  • Frameworks: PyTorch/TensorFlow, and similar DL frameworks and tools
  • Coding: Python, experience with working in a team on joint scientific projects
  • Perform research and publish on relevant topics in relevant venues such as CVPR, ICRA, NeurIPS, and HRI
  • Emphasize how novel representations allow capturing human characteristics and interact with humans toward long-term shared autonomy in a data-efficient, robust, and explainable way
  • Work with a team of researchers to create new approaches for understanding, predicting, and interacting with humans
  • Work from approach inception and ideation to validation of the developed approaches

Toyota Research Institute

Toyota Research Institute


Working at the Toyota Research Institute offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of automotive and robotic technologies. The institution is dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence, automated driving, robotics, and materials science, which are pivotal in enhancing vehicle safety and mobility. Employees at TRI are part of a pioneering environment that constantly seeks to prevent collisions and mitigate injuries through cutting-edge research and development, which is instrumental in shaping the future of transportation.

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Total Funding



Los Altos, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Highly competitive benefits package

Robust programs to support the wellbeing, happiness, and health of our people and their families.

401(k) plan including matching and annual profit sharing along with total vacation and holidays totaling 38 days per year.

Subsidized commuter benefits and generous employee and vehicle allowances

2 paid days per year to participate in volunteer activities.

Maternity Leave program with 10 paid weeks plus baby bonding leave and Milk Stork for traveling moms

Baby Bonding Leave–an additional 16 paid weeks–to all new parents, including those who choose to adopt.

Back-up child and adult / elder care programs to help everyone thrive

WellBeats Virtual Fitness Trainer.