[robotics-worldwide] PostDoc Position in robotic/vision at the IRISA Lab (Rennes, France)

Anthony Remazeilles Anthony.Remazeilles at irisa.fr
Mon Feb 6 00:44:01 PST 2006


A postdoctoral research fellow opportunity exists within the french  
national project Predit Mobivip (http://www-sop.inria.fr/mobivip/,  
Individual Public Vehicles for Mobility in the City), funded by the  
French Ministry of Transports. The position is based at Irisa 
(http://www.irisa.fr/home_html-en?set_language=en&cl=en) in Rennes, France.

Due to particular constraints imposed by the French Ministry of 
Transports, the position is only available to non french citizens

Starting date: May 1, 2006
Duration: 6 months
Monthly salary: 1795 euros free of tax, social security benefits included

Description

The successful candidate will be required to implement and  validate 
algorithms which lead to autonomous navigation of a mobile  robot in an 
urban environment using an onboard monocular vision sensor.  Initially, 
the navigation environment will be regarded as free of any other moving 
objects with only the vehicle to be controlled.

The work proposed is in the continuity of Anthony Remazeilles 
(http://www.irisa.fr/lagadic/team/Anthony.Remazeilles-eng.html) PhD 
thesis. The approach consists in using a database of images acquired 
during a preliminary learning step. The navigation involves jointly 
using the database and the current image acquired by the camera for 
determining the movement of the vehicle using qualitative visual 
servoing control laws.

A Postdoctoral fellow is currently generalizing the approach, to deal 
with a non holonomic vehicle and an urban environment. The candidate 
will continue this work, in order to obtain robust and real-time 
algorithms for:
- the tracking of a set of points of interest along the image sequence 
acquired  by the camera,
- the matching of these points of interest with respect to the image 
database,
- the control law of the mobile robot using visual servoing techniques.

The implementation of the work will be integrated, tested and validated 
on the Cycab vehicle
(http://www.irisa.fr/lagadic/images/img-lagadic46.jpg)  available at 
Irisa/Inria Rennes.

Candidate

Candidates must hold a PhD related to image processing or robotics. An 
excellent background in image processing, computer vision, mobile 
robotics, and C/C++ programming is required. Knowledge of the french 
language would be appreciated.


Applications

Applications must include a letter of candidature, a brief vitae, and a 
publication list. Applications have to be sent by e-mail to
Anthony Remazeilles  ("Anthony.Remazeilles at irisa.fr")

Anthony Remazeilles


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