Research Associate - Dynamic Quadrupedal Locomotion

The University of Edinburgh - Informatics

The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics (ECR), University of Edinburgh, invites international applications for 2 full-time Postdoctoral Research Associates 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: Dynamic quadrupedal locomotion

  1. Model-based control and planning high-mobility force controllable quadrupeds in extreme terrains.
  2. Applications of trajectory and contact force optimization, dynamics modeling, impedance control, dynamic planning and recovery for mobility in rough/uneven terrains, compliant/slippery surfaces (dirt, sand, mud, water, etc.), climbing stairs, obstacles, etc.

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 appointments for exceptional candidates 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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