Research Associate - Multi-arm Manipulation

The University of Edinburgh - Informatics

College of Science and Engineering

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR), University of Edinburgh, invites international applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate in Robotics, Control, and Machine Learning to join our new EPSRC funded Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (RAI) hubs: ORCA, NCNR and FAIR-SPACE. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other members of the ECR, our university partners in the hub: Heriot-Watt, Imperial, Oxford, Warwick, Surrey, Liverpool, Salford, Birmingham, Bristol, Lincoln, Queen Mary, and Lancaster; and play a leading role in developing novel algorithms and proof of concept robotics and AI solutions in the domains of offshore energy, nuclear and space exploration.

Project Details: Multi-arm Manipulation

  1. Model-based control for dexterous dual/multi- arm manipulation for highly dynamic contact interaction such as grasping, assembly, disassembly, cutting, tearing, decommissioning, etc.
  2. Applications of planning, force optimization, dynamics modeling, impedance control, teleoperation for such tasks.

This fixed term post is available from 30 November 2017 and appointments to this post will be made for a minimum of 12 months, with the potential to extend until 31 March 2021 depending on the individual project funding.

Longer term appointment for an exceptional candidate will be considered at the offer stage.

Closing Date: 14 December 2017 at 5pm GMT

For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the 'apply' button below.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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