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Research Fellow in Tracking and Control

University College London - UCL Department of Computer Science

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 UCL Grade 7 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th June 2019
Closes: 18th July 2019
Job Ref: 1812535

Applications are invitedto apply for the position of Research Fellow to work as part of a multidisciplinary group within the Innovate UK-funded project “Translating Advanced Camera Tracking and Control Technology to High Precision and High Reliability Automated Guided Vehicle Applications”. This research project brings together partners from industry and university to explore how cutting-edge tracking systems, developed for camera control systems and mixed reality applications, can be used in control systems for mobile robots in industrial settings. The position is based at the Department of Computer Science at the University College London. Under the supervision of Dr Simon Julier, Dr Vijay Pawar (Computer Science) and Dr Jan Böehm (Civil Engineering), the post holder will be responsible for two strands of work. The first will be to explore new methods of calibration and image processing to produce more robust and reliable results. The second will be to run a series of experiments to validate the performance of the tracking system at high sampling rates suitable for control.

The post will also have access to new robotics facilities at UCL HereEast. This will provide dedicated infrastructure and expertise spanning research activities in: real-time robotics, teleoperation, computer vision, machine learning, computational modelling, multi-modal sensing, metrology, and control to develop the next generation of autonomous mobile solutions. The post holder will also contribute to the dissemination of the research through publications in academic conferences and journal papers as well as demonstration at academic and public events.

Applicants must have a masters in Robotics, or a related topic associated with control, robotics, estimation or tracking. Candidates should also have experience in computer programming and in using statistical data analyses tools. They should have demonstrated potential for excellent research (e.g., as evidenced by independent project work and / or publications) and the capability and motivation to collaborate within an interdisciplinary research group with people from the various disciplines involved in this project. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis'.

The project runs until 31st August 2020 and the post will be funded until 31st August 2020 in the first instance.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr Simon Julier ( , tel: +44(0)20 3108 7068). Enquiries about the application process can be made to Dr Louise Gaynor ( ).

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

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