[robotics-worldwide] Postdoctoral position available on manipulation and vision in Cognitive Robotics

Jeremy L Wyatt J.L.Wyatt at cs.bham.ac.uk
Tue Jan 24 06:15:37 PST 2006


University of Birmingham, UK
Research Fellow
Intelligent Robotics and Cognitive Systems
School of Computer Science

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow to join a team 
of 5 at Birmingham along with partner groups in six other universities, 
working on an ambitious interdisciplinary EC-funded robotic project 
described at the Birmingham CoSy web site 
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cosy/

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Computer Science, AI, 
Cognitive Science, Engineering or a related subject, OR equivalent 
research experience, including robotics/vision research experience and 
linux expertise.

It is intended that the person appointed to this post will be able to 
work with a robot arm and vision system with a view to understanding the 
spatial structure of scenes, how to identify affordances, and how a 
robot can explore and manipulate objects within its world.

You will ideally have significant experience of research in at least one 
of robotics, vision, spatial reasoning, or a closely related area of 
computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science.

Starting salary in the range of £23,457 to £30,607 a year (potential 
progression on performance once in post to £32,490). The starting salary 
will dependent upon experience. The post will start as soon as possible 
after 1st April to work on an EC-Funded project begun Sept 2004. This 
post is initially available until 28 February 2007, but it is expected 
that it will be extended until the end of the project (31 August 2008).

Informal enquiries (preferably by email) to Prof Aaron Sloman email: 
A.Sloman at cs.bham.ac.uk tel: 0121 414 4775 or Dr Jeremy Wyatt email: 
J.L.Wyatt at cs.bham.ac.uk tel: 0121 414 4788. We are available to answer 
email queries out of office hours. Please if possible send electronic 
copies of your application to Aaron Sloman and Jeremy Wyatt at the email 
addresses given above, in addition to submitting the formal application 
to the personnel office.

Please check the web site for up to date information about the project 
and this post before applying.

Application forms (returnable by 10 February 2006) and details from

       Personnel Services,
       The University of Birmingham,
       Edgbaston,
       Birmingham, B15 2TT

or from the web address below. Tel: 0121 415 9000. Late applications 
will be considered if the appointments process has not gone too far.

Web: www.personnel.bham.ac.uk/vacancies
Please quote Ref: S36989

Further particulars are available here: 
http://www.personnel.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/furtherParticulars.htm?refNo=S36989

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