Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Robotics, Machine Learning and Computer Vision

University of Lincoln - School of Computer Science

We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with a research profile in robotics in extreme environment, robot learning, robot grasping, robot motion planning, robotic navigation and mapping, robotic scheduling and planning, or robotics system science and engineering, to join our growing robotics research team.

The successful candidate will work within a large consortium of robotics experts in the UK. Under this project, more than 40 postdoctoral researchers and PhD researchers form a team to develop cutting edge scientific solutions to all aspects of robotics in extreme environments.

At the University of Lincoln, we will develop new machine learning algorithms for several crucial applications in robotics in extreme environments such as handling of nuclear waste and site monitoring with mobile robots.  Our team will focus on algorithms for vision guided robot grasping and manipulation, cutting, shared control and semi-autonomy, mobile robot navigation and outdoor mapping and navigation with a strong focus on machine learning and adaptation techniques. A dedicated bimanual robot arm platform is being developed, mounted a mobile platform, and to be operated using shared autonomy, tele-operation and augmented reality concepts to be developed.

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher with relevant experience and/or a keen interest in a number of research areas, including (but not limited to):

  • Learning from Demonstrations
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Robot Grasping and Manipulation
  • Motion Planning and Control
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Human-robot collaboration;
  • Robot mapping and localisation (SLAM) as well as navigation;
  • Software engineering in robotics; and
  • Integration and orchestration of robotic systems.

Applicants should have or expect to soon obtain, a PhD in a relevant area. You must have excellent mathematical and coding skills (C++/Python, ROS). This opportunity allows you to engage in international collaboration within an ambitious team, to work with state-of-the-art robotic hardware and software, and to benefit from excellent support to produce and disseminate original research contributions in the leading international conferences and journals.

You will also contribute to the University's ambition to achieve international recognition as a research intensive institution and will be expected to design, conduct and manage original research in the above subject areas as well contribute to the wider activities of the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (L-CAS). Evidence of authorship of research outputs of international standing is essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, including excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Prof. Gerhard Neumann (email: gneumann@lincoln.ac.uk) and Dr. Marc Hanheide (mhanheide@lincoln.ac.uk).

For further information or to apply online please visit our website at http://jobs.lincoln.ac.uk/

Closing date: 28 January 2018

As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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