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Research Assistant in Legged Robot Learning

UCL - Computer Science

Location: London
Salary: £32,217 to £33,958 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th July 2022
Closes: 21st August 2022
Job Ref: 1880852
 

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 6.

This position will start from 01st September 2022 with an end date of 31st August 2023 in the first instance.

This Research Assistant post will take place at UCL, Department of Computer Science, and in particular, the Robot Perception and Learning (RPL) lab, as part of the RoboHike UKRI-FLF project on “Autonomous Quadrupedal Robot Navigation and Hiking in Challenging Rough Terrains”. 

The main duties and responsibilities are:

To assist with the simulated and physical quadruped robot setup, including baseline and reinforcement learning methods for legged navigation.

To carry out excellent research and produce a publication, or other research outputs, in line with personal objectives agreed with line manager.

The main requirements are:

Expertise in robot perception and/or learning.

Experience with real robot platforms.

MEng/MSc in robotics.

Independent research potential.

Good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

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 or the application process, please contact Dr Dimitrios Kanoulas (d.kanoulas@ucl.ac.uk).

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

Interview Date: TBC

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